Academic activities of uvea Department:
Sankara Netharalya had organised the International Uveitis Study Group Meeting in February 2000. Experts in the field of Uveitis from India and 14 other countries participated in the meet in Chennai to discuss the latest approaches in the diagnosis of Uveitis. This Study is being conducted annually to provide guidelines for the classification, diagnosis and treatment of Uveitis entities. This was the first time that the IUSG meeting was held in India with the department of Teaching and Training of Diploma in Ophthalmology and Diploma of National Board. There is also Training imparted for B.Sc Optometry.
There have been multiple CME programmes and updates on Uveitis organized by Sankara Nethralaya in Chennai and around. Consultants in Uvea department have been part of many conferences as main speakers/faculty.
The forthcoming meet - 9th Uveitis Society of India meet is to be held in Chennai organized by Uveitis department, Sankara Nethralaya on December 4th, 5th and 6th, 2009.
Prominent national and international faculty and delegates are expected to attend the meet.
There is a 18 month fellowship programme in the Department of uveitis which encompasses a basic training in other specialities in general ophthalmology including cataracts and complete training in the management of patients with uveitis.
There is also a 18 month Medical retina and Uveitis Fellowship which trains the candidate in the basic management of medical retina and uveitic disorders.
There is postgraduation course for M Phil (optometry) students and currently there is one candidate for the same.
For further details, interested candidates can write directly to Dr J Biswas at Sankara Nethralaya.
Facilities for Intraocular biopsy
Facilities for complex vitreoretinal surgery that may be needed for some eyes with uveitis.
Laboratory facilities to investigate cases of uveitis
The Department is experienced in handling complicated and refactory cases where immunosuppressive drugs are given under intensive monitoring