Monday, April 11, 2011

Happy Ramnavami

Ram jinka naam hai,
Ayodhya jinka dhaam hai,
Aise raghunandan ko,
hamara pranam hai
Aapko aur apke parivaar ko
Ram Navami ki haardik shubhkaamnaye.

Leadership Development Program

Academic Research committee (ARC) of All India Ophthalmological Society conducted 2 day leadership development program at We school (Mumbai) on 9th & 10th April 2011.

Healthcare is growing economic sector, which faces major challenges in modern society or providing healthcare to improve health of the people through organizations set for this purpose. This requires a new breed of professionals with deep understanding of healthcare issues along with a wide spectrum of competencies to promote and manage these organizations effectively & efficiently.

The objectives of the LDP session is to understand the influence of factors of business environment on the operations of healthcare organizations and developing appropriate leadership skills, gaining insight into human behavior, factors for motivation & leadership styles. 

The inauguration of the program was done Mr. D. Sivanandhan IPS, Former Director General of Police - Maharashtra. Various topics were covered like communication with media & public relationship skills, branding – customer care, Personal Finance & Tax planning, Innovative leadership in healthcare, Principles of success, Maintaining work life balance etc.

Faculty members were Prof Dr. Anil Naik, Prof V. H. Iyer, Prof Kanu Doshi, Prof. Savitri Kulkarni, Prof Ravi Vaidee, Mr. Mukul Bagga, Mr. D. Sivanandhan & Prof Dr. S. Natarajan

Participants were Dr. Shaloo Bageja (Delhi Ophthalmological Society), Dr. Vandana Prasad (Jharkhand Ophth. Society), Dr. K. Kalyani Prasad, Prof. Dr. Sanjeev Mittal (Uttarkhand Soc.), Dr. Dilip Lalwani (CG State Ophth. Soc.), Dr. Pooja Sinha (Bihar Ophth. Soc.), Dr. Geetanjali Sharma (Maharashtra O.S.), Dr. Kalpit Shah (Guj. Ophth. Soc.), Dr. Harshul Tak (Raj. Ophthal. Soc.), Dr. Anand Parthasarathy (TNOA), Dr. Vivek Som (M.P. State Opth. Soc.), Dr. Sreeni Edakhlon (Kerala Society), Dr. Tanaji S. More (Assn. of Community Ophth. Of India)

Dinakaran dated 11th April 2011

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Now the sun's out, take extra care to keep eyes healthy

Eye is one of the finest gift god has given to the mankind. Beautiful eyes sparkle if you take care of your eyes with some attention and regular checkups. It begins with lifestyle issues like what you really eat. Green leafy vegetables, carrots, liver, cod liver oil, nuts and red or yellow fruits are essential. The food should be fresh and natural. There is no point in loading oneself with self prescribed supplementary doses of Vitamin-A. Protection of eyes and its maintenance should be given utmost importance.

The rays from the sun are divided into three categories: Ultra Violet C, Ultra Violet B and Ultra Violet A rays, all of which can have some affect on your eye health.

UVC rays are the most powerful UV rays and could be most harmful to your eyes. Fortunately the ozone layer blocks nearly all UVC rays. 

UVB rays are filtered partially by the ozone layer, but some reach us on the earth. Eyes can become sunburn due to UVB rays.

UVA have a lower energy than UVB and UVC. However UVA rays penetrate the cornea and reach the lens and retina inside the eye. It may lead to development of macular degeneration and cataracts. Sunglasses that block 99–100 percent of both UV-A and UV-B rays; a wide-brimmed hat; and for those who wear contact lenses, Wrap-around sunglasses and wide-brimmed hats add extra protection because they help block UV rays from entering the eyes from the sides and above.

Allergic disorders of the eye increase during summer. Increased temperature and the traffic pollution make a person (especially children) prone for eye allergies. 

There is lot of itching and redness of eyes along with burning sensation. Washing of eyes with cold twice a day, avoiding rubbing of eyes, avoiding walking in dusty areas, wearing of protective eye glasses and eye drops under supervision of eye specialist will help in controlling the situation.

Infection in the eye in the form of conjunctivitis is also common in summer. This is characterized by redness of eyes, pricking sensation, discharge and watering in eyes. Immediate treatment from eye specialist is important as it will prevent the spread of infection to other person and worsening of the eye condition. Good eye hygiene should be maintained with repeated eye washing with clean normal water. Personal belongings like hand kerchief, towel etc should not be shared with others and handshaking should be avoided for first couple of days as it may spread to others. Antibiotic eye drops and eye ointment can be used under medical supervision. 

Eyelid swelling, redness and pain occur when there is bacterial infection of the eyelids like Stye. In such cases again proper eye hygiene along with hot compress, analgesic tablets and antibiotics (oral) will help under medical supervision.

Dry eyes syndrome become very common in summer due to increased temperature and rapid tear film evaporation. One should frequently wash the eyes and can use lubricating eye drops to get relief like Refresh tears.

Wearing glasses prevents dust from entering the eye and any foreign body damaging the eye. It is wise to carry an umbrella, caps & sunglasses whenever you go out.

For any of the eye condition, it is important that the person consult a qualified eye specialist (ophthalmologist) in order to assess the situation and get proper treatment. Self medication should be avoided.

Dr.S. Natarajan

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Happy Gudi Padawa

Prof Dr. S. Natarajan and Aditya Jyot Pariwar wishes you and your family a very Happy Gudi Padawa