Cataract Blindness – Practical Solutions (S1)

Co-hosted by Bangladesh Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgeons (BSCRS)
date-02Thursday, 1 June 2017
time10:30 – 12:00hrs
locationHangzhou Hall 5

Mass cataract blindness remains a scourge to many third world countries. It is a tragedy that in the 21st century, massive numbers of people are still blind from cataract and suffer the economic and social consequences. Many cataract surgeons are keen to help, but find it a challenge to do so in a meaningful and impactful way.

This symposium provides recommendations for practical solutions to addressing mass cataract blindness, from surgical techniques to logistics. For anyone interested in the prevention of cataract blindness, this symposium is not to be missed!

Chairs:
Mahbubur CHOWDHURY (Bangladesh)Ronald YEOH (Singapore) • Sanduk RUIT (Nepal)

Time Presentation Topic Speaker
10:30 – 10:40hrs The Global Problem of Mass Cataract Blindness Sanduk RUIT
Nepal
10:40 – 10:50hrs Cataract Surgical Rate: Challenges and Opportunities in China HE Mingguang
China
10:50 – 11:00hrs MICS: The Hows and Whys Geoffrey TABIN
USA
11:00 – 11:10hrs Phaco vs MICS in Eye Camps Nikolle TAN
Singapore
11:10 – 11:20hrs The Logistics of Setting up an Eye Camp Sanduk RUIT
Nepal
11:20 – 11:30hrs The Bangladesh Model of Cataract Eye Care Mahbubur CHOWDHURY
Bangladesh
11:30 – 11:40hrs Complications in Eye Camps Alan CRANDALL
USA
11:40 – 12:00hrs Q&A