Corneal surgeon from Tirunelveli wins first prize at international conference
Corneal surgeon and regional medical director of Dr. Agarwal’s eye hospitals, D. Lional Raj, won first prize at the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) annual meeting recently held in Las Vegas.
ASCRS enables anterior segment surgeons to improve their patients’ vision, outcomes and quality of life through innovative approaches in education, advocacy and philanthropy. Over 400 scientific papers were presented in over 100 sessions at the ASCRS event held in Las Vegas, Nevada, July 23-27.
Dr Lional Raj received the first prize for his research article titled “Novel drug repository contact lens study: Prolongation of corneal antimicrobial contact in bacterial keratitis in the cornea category”. This research project aimed to assess the potential benefit of “drug repository contact lenses” for the treatment of bacterial keratitis.
Dr Lional Raj also won third prize in the Keratorefractive category for his research article titled “A Comparative Essay on Corneal Ring Segments With and Without Sequential Crosslinking in Moderate Keratoconus: A Better Together Concept”.
This scientific research compared the clinical efficacy and optical quality of corneal ring segments alone and corneal ring segments with sequential crosslinking in moderate keratoconus. This combined procedure could help in moderate Keratoconus.