Shillong, March 23 : The Department of Ophthalmology at the North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Sciences (NEIGRIHMS) organized a Continuing Medical Education (CME) program on the theme “Updates in Ophthalmology” on March 21st, 2024. The program was led by Prof. (Dr.) Tanie Natung, Head of the Department of Ophthalmology at NEIGRIHMS. Prof. (Dr.) Nalin Mehta, Director of NEIGRIHMS, graced the occasion as the Chief Guest.

The CME saw active participation from all ophthalmologists in the Shillong region. They presented insightful talks and interesting clinical cases, fostering a collaborative environment for knowledge sharing. Discussions cantered on the latest advancements in ophthalmic treatments and technologies, ensuring participating doctors remained updated on the best practices in the field.

Post-graduate students in ophthalmology from NEIGRIHMS also actively contributed to the program. They presented their research papers and shared unique and rare clinical cases, showcasing the caliber of future ophthalmologists emerging from the institute.

Prof. Natung delivered the welcome address, emphasizing the importance of active participation in such academic events to stay updated on the ever-evolving field of ophthalmology. The program concluded with a vote of thanks delivered by Dr. Lanalyn Thangkhiew, Additional Professor of Ophthalmology at NEIGRIHMS.

Prof. Mehta commended the Department of Ophthalmology for organizing this valuable CME program. He emphasized the importance of continuous learning and encouraged ophthalmologists in the Shillong region to actively participate in such academic events to remain abreast of the latest advancements and treatment modalities in ophthalmology.