PESHAWAR: Ophthalmology Department at Medical Teaching Institution (MTI) Khyber Teaching Hospital (KTH) has organised an annual conference of ophthalmology titled “Khyber Eyecon-2019” in collaboration with Ophthalmological Society of Pakistan, Peshawar Branch.
A press release said that the first national conference of orbit and oculoplasty was part of the event. Orbit and oculoplasty is a super speciality of ophthalmology, which deals with eyelids and orbital (eye socket) disease.
The Department of Ophthalmology is one of the few departments of the country, which are recognised for orbit and oculoplasty and there are three supervisors in Pakistan, including Chairman, Department of Ophthalmology Prof Dr Ibrar Hussain of the KTH. Approximately 150 patients are operated per year in MTI KTH. Each year, around 100 patients of the rare super speciality orbit and oculoplasty are referred from all over KP to KTH, where this service is available.
A live surgery has also been arranged on a ptosis case at the workshop. Ptosis is drooping of upper eyelids, which causes functional and cosmetic problems to patients. An Ireland-based consultant oculoplastic surgeon, Dr Rizwana, performed the surgery on two patients.
The purpose of this workshop is to polish the skills of postgraduate and undergraduate medical students for better patient care. It was attended by a large number of faculty, consultants, TMOs’ and HOs’.