Ophthalmic anaesthesia meet

: A two-day conference on ophthalmic anaesthesia got under way on Saturday at Sankara Nethralaya in the city.

Ophthalmologists and anaesthesiologists are participating in the scientific meet, as part of which lectures and a workshop are to be organised. About 12 specialists from several parts of the country and abroad will address the delegates, said S. Bhaskaran, chairman, Sankara Nethralaya.

Brigadier A.P. Kamath, Commandant, Military Hospital, Chennai, who inaugurated the conference of the Ophthalmic Forum of Indian Society of Anaesthesiologists (OFISA), organised by the Medical Research Foundation and the Vision Research Foundation, a unit of Sankara Nethralaya, said “I am comfortable when there is an anaesthetist in the operating theatre as it gives confidence and can do the surgery without worrying about the vitals of the patient.”

Anaesthetists had become necessary particularly while operating on cataract in paediatric patients as they could have co-morbidities, he said. “It is necessary to understand that every patient is fit for anaesthesia as it is tailored to the patient's need,” Dr. Kamath added.

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