Notes from the Chair: Dr. Vinay Nangia
|Dear All: |
I hope this finds you all very well. The year 2020 came and went with some of the greatest challenges our life and times have ever faced. These were extraordinary times, when normal became aspirational. Even as there is news that we are going to be alright in 2021-2022 with the arrival of the vaccine and that we will again be back to our selves and our lives, there are many lessons that have come our way. The most important was, what we have is very precious and that it should be cherished. That we should be able to do more for the community in terms of science, research, clinical care and public health. In Nagpur we dedicated ourselves to doing as good as we could. The most challenging was the start of the Suraj Eye Sciences Academy (SESA), that would make a contribution to the practice of Ophthalmology and become a resource for modern Ophthalmology. (Link)
IE ( Imaging the Eye) webinars were begun in association with Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai and G-60 ( Sixty Minutes of Glaucoma) webinars with Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh. These webinars brought in some of the best minds in their fields to our community in India. ( Link)
Several publications that have a public health impact came out during this time. (Link)
Our Imaging department saw significant additions with the acquirements of OCT II with wide field OCT, OCT angiography, Confocal Scanning LASER based FFA and ICGA and Multicolour imaging. Another addition was the Anterion which includes Anterior Segment Swept Source OCT based imaging, Corneal topography and tomography, and angle and lens architecture.
|Keeping the team together over the last several months, was significantly important and making everyone feel, they had an important role to play and an equally important contribution to make to the lives of others was something that we all aspired to. Our social workers contributed with a different kind of social work during these times in distributing food in areas where normal life and food supply were severely affected during the lockdown. |
We would like to acknowledge the kindness that many people around the globe showed us, understanding our need and future aspirations.
We value our relationships and partnerships that give wind to the sails.
With a word of thanks to all those who mean so much to us and to the community that enables us to stay excited about our work by reaching out to them in more ways than one. We would also like to thank all of you for being a part of the community of Ophthalmologists that we cherish so much.
With best wishes and kind regards.
Suraj Eye Institute