79th Annual Conference of All India Ophthalmology Society: Chandigarh’s Two Senior Ophthalmologists Bag Awards

 
Chandigarh, 29 June: The Annual Conference of All India Ophthalmology was held online from June 24 to June 27, Dr. Mangat Ram Dogra, Director Retina  Grewal Eye Institute, and Former HOD Advanced Eye Department PGI received Dr. Nemperumalasamy Endowment Lecture Award, the prestigious award in the world of ophthalmology. Professor Dogra also received a citation, shawl, memento, and a cheque of 1 lakh. Dr. Dogra gave his lecture on the Science of Ophthalmology and My Philosophy. Professor Dogra has given 3336 citations so far and has made a significant contribution to the world of ophthalmology.
Prof Dr. Mangat Ram Dogra is considered the father of Prematurity of Retinopathy in India.
Dr. Manpreet Brar, former International Retina Fellow California and presently Consultant Retina Services Grewal Eye Institute has been conferred with the IJO Certificate of Merit Award.
Dr. Manpreet presented a paper on Tubercular Choroiditis published in the Indian Journal of Ophthalmology.
Retinopathy of prematurity, tubercular choroiditis, diabetic retinopathy  play vital roles to prevent blindness
Dr. SPS Grewal, Founder of Grewal Eye Institute said that Grewal Eye Institute is contributing in the world of ophthalmology through eye care research and innovation in North India.
Retinopathy of Prematurity
With so many NICUs (Neonatal Intensive Care Units) coming up across the country, many premature babies are saved. However, these premature babies have a very high risk of developing premature retinopathy and may lose vision if not diagnosed and treated in time. Dr. Dogra has been a pioneer in the research of * Retinopathy of Prematurity* and has trained doctors across the country. His research work presented in international conferences has been highly appreciated. He interacted with Ophthalmologists and Pediatricians in practically every major city of the country on ROP and made them aware of the disease. He also invented a technique of doing laser on these children through the glass of an incubator and a special surgical technique for advanced cases, which he called the “all-nasal approach”.
In the world of ophthalmologists, he is called the father of * Retinopathy of prematurity* for India.