MIGS Symposium- Mission Possible 2022
|Aravind – Pondicherry, Saturday, 08 January 2022
Aravind-Pondicherry organised a symposium on Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery (MIGS) – Mission Possible, with an aim to help participants learn Bent Ab-interno Needle Goniectomy (BANG), iStent (Glaukos) implantation, tips and tricks for GATT or Gonioscopic assisted transluminal trabeculotomy and basics of Trabectome. Special thanks to Dr. Davinder Grover and Mr. Dheeraj for sharing videos on “GATT- Tricks and trouble shooting” and “Beginning Trabectome Surgery” respectively, which were uploaded on Aurotube.
iStent recently got entry into the Indian sub-continent and so a dry-lab session was arranged where Mr. Saikat Dutta (Glaukos India Manager) trained the participants on iStent implantation.
Ten glaucoma surgeons from 4 Aravind centres, viz Madurai, Coimbatore, Tirunelveli and Chennai took part in the symposium. The team started training with 3D Ngenuity viewing system where surgeons did Head’s Up Dry Lab training in addition to conventional microscope training whch was followed by hands on training for iStent and BANG.