RETICON, India’s Biggest Conference on Advancements in Retinal Surgeries, held in Chennai

Mrs. P. Geetha Jeevan, Hon’ble Minister of Social Welfare & Women
Empowerment, Govt. of Tamil Nadu, inaugurated the event

Over 1,000 eye surgeons from India and abroad participated
CHENNAI / May 8, 2022: The 12 th edition of RETICON, India’s biggest annual conference on
retina surgery organized by Dr. Agarwal’s Retina Foundation, was held in Chennai today. More
than 1,000 ophthalmologists from India and abroad attended the meet to share knowledge
about the latest advancements in the diagnosis and management of vitreo-retinal disorders.

Mrs. P. Geetha Jeevan, Hon’ble Minister of Social Welfare & Women Empowerment. Govt. of
Tamil Nadu inaugurated the event by lighting the ceremonial lamp.  Prof. Dr Amar
Agarwal, Chairman, Dr Agarwal’s Eye Hospitals and Dr Ashvin Agarwal, Executive Director &
Chief of Clinical Services, Dr Agarwal’s Eye Hospitals, addressed the participants on the latest
techniques and technology of management of vitreo-retina disorders. The sessions saw a range
of specialists speak on topics like medical retina, surgical retina, vitero-retinal surgery and
retinal pot pourri. Live surgery was also conducted by surgeons for the benefit of the

Speaking on the occasion, Prof. Dr Amar Agarwal, Chairman, Dr Agarwal’s Eye Hospitals, said:
“The 12th edition of RETICON was a great success, with around 1,000 eye surgeons from India
and abroad participating to discuss the latest innovations in vitreo-retinal surgery. With rapid
medical advances related to retinal diseases, their management and treatment are becoming
much more affordable and effective. However, India suffers from an acute shortfall of skilled
experts in retinal ophthalmology. The RETICON conference aims to plug this gap by making the
latest advancements and innovations available to all retinal surgeons to improve clinical

Prof. Dr Amar Agarwal added: “Unhealthy lifestyle and excessive smoking are the major causes
for retinal diseases in India. These diseases may go unnoticed for a long time, as some of them
show no symptoms in early stages. People aged above 40 should take simple tests to examine
their vision, by closing one eye and checking for blurred vision. In case of impaired colour
vision, decreased contrast or colour sensitivity, patients should consult a retina specialist. All
diabetics should keep their blood sugar levels under control. Regular retinal examination in
every 6 months is mandatory to detect early changes in retina.”

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