From the Secretary’s Desk

secretaryDear all,
Greetings to you.

We are all gearing for  Rayeyecon-2018, 4th Apos conf, October 5, 6, 7. Nandyala.

More than 900 delegates attended the Amaravati Vision 2017 – the annual conference of APOS, in Vijayawada. Dr. GopalRaju, the Scientific Committee Chairman and his team made this conference a memorable one. The Live surgery / Live webinar, on the 1st day was transmitted to more than 200 Medical colleges. (Thanks to Cipla). Instruction Courses, Symposiums, ARC-AIOS Session, Open Quiz for all delegates by Dr. Quresh Maskati, Dr. Siva Reddy Oration by Dr. Atul Kumar – Chief of R.P Centre and advisor to Govt. of India, Wetlabs, Guest speech by Dr. G. N. Rao, LVPEI, Hall of fame APASCRS were a few hallmark sessions of the conference.

LOC of VAO under the chairmanship of Dr. S. Venugopala Rao and Dr. G. V. Narendra, Org.Secretary, made elaborate arrangements. The SPICY / HOT FOOD OF VIJAYAWADA is something which will last in the memories of the delegates of Amaravati Vision 2017 for ever.

With immediate effect, APOS has adopted the Go-Green policy as per the resolution passed in the GB of APOC 2015 @ Tirupati. Information dissemination is being done effectively in this website. I request all the old, young and youngest members of APOS to keep themselves updated on the activities of the society by visiting this website at least once in a week.

M/s Numero Technologies – Coimbatore, has been providing the state of art web services for the society. Activities of the scientific committee including the abstract submission is being done online which is at par with AIOS.

Only life members of APOS can submit scientific presentation. I request all the eye surgeons with AADHAR card of 13 districts of AP to become life members of APOS immediately so that your abstracts can be submitted for AIOC 2018.

Only life members of APOS are eligible for competitive sessions. Others without AADHAR card of 13 DISTRICTS will be Associate Members of APOS and will not be eligible for competitive sessions, cannot attend the G.B, do not have voting rights and cannot hold any posts in the office of APOS.

Three ARC-APOS CMEs were conducted in Vizag & Tirupati.

PG.BODHAN A: On 30th June and 1st july 2018, for the 1st time, APOS-ARC conducted, PG Bodhana at Sankar foundation eye hospital, Visakhapatnam. Thanks to Smt.Mami Mala, Managing Trusty, SFEH, who gave free accommodation to all outstation PGs, free pickup/drop from railway station/bus stand/airport for all PGs and on the last day afternoon, arranged a short trip to Ramakrishna Beach. It is more than worthy to mention and thank the trusty again for providing the OT, conference hall and all other facilities required to conduct the event.

More than 150 PGs attended from 3 states – Odisha, Telangana and A.P. A few highlights worth mentioning here is the Live surgery, didactic lectures, wetlab / hands-on sessions. Among the galaxy of faculties, notable guest faculties were Dr. Haripriya Aravind from Aravind Chennai, Dr. Usha Kim from Aravind Maduari, Dr. Mohan Rajan from Rajan Eye Care Chennai and Dr. Chaitra Jayadev from Narayana Netralaya Bangalore who did live surgeries of Phaco, Ptosis. Dr. T. Raveendra, President-VOA, SFEH and Dr. Madhu Uddaraju of Srikiran eye hospital Kakinada shouldered the task of organising this event but for whose strenuous effort and cooperation the entire PG Bodhana program would not have been successful. I thank all of both of them profusely on behalf of APOS.

I thank M/s Alcon, Aurolab, Appasamy and Johnson & Johnson for sponsoring the Live Surgey sessions.

The donations for naming of scientific sessions are pouring in. It has been fixed that the minimum amount is Rs.5 lakhs.

APOS-FBS ISSUE WAS DISCUSSED AT LENGTH. Already the GENERAL BODY OF Dakshin Netra 2015 in Tirupati and again in Vizag 2016. G.B. passed a resolution that APOS is in no way connected with APOS-FBS.The member may join APOS FBS in their individual capacity.

Check your APOS membership status on the home page of Apos website www.apos.co.in

You can change/update your address status by sending an email to Secretary or during the APOS conference in NANDYALA, registration counter.

I AM HAPPY TO INFORM THAT NTR VAIDYA SEVA REDUCED 20 BEDS TO OPHTHALMOLOGY. ALREADY 13 EYE HOSPITALS HAVE GOT EMPANELMENT UNDER THIS NEW SCHEME.

A GREAT ACHIEVEMENT and gives satisfaction to me as SECRETARY of APOS IN 2016-17.

MY FUTURE PROMISES TO APOS MEMBERS ARE AS FOLLOWS.

A GOOD NEWS FOR Y O (Young Ophthalmologists) who want to start their own new practice

Y.O START-UP OP CLINICS—OP CHAIR STAND, AUTO REFRACTOMETER, SLIT LAMP WITH IMAGING SYSTEM, A SCAN, CORDLESS INDIRECT O SCOPE, TRAIL SET BOX LENSES AND FRAME, 20D, 90D LENSES, APPLANATION TONOMETER, etc,. would cost about 10 lakhs. I am working on with companies as a package, negotiable and deferred payment /bank etc./. Once this works out it will be useful for Y.O

APOS HQ.BUILDING :
I have applied for land in Amaravati for HQ building and i am happy to inform you that the progress is visible. The HQ building will see light soon.

I am also working on Medico Legal protection to all APOS members.

To err is human and forgive is divine. I request all APOS members, seniors and colleagues to forgive me for whatever error I have committed without my knowledge.

See you all RAYEYECON 2018 on October 5,6,7 2018 at Shantiram Medical college, Nandyala.

Thanking you,
Dr. V. Sambasiva Rao
Fellow : University of Illinois, Wisconsin, USA
Hon.Gen.Secretary  : Family Benefit Scheme –  A.I.O.S
JointSecretary –  AIOS
Member Scientific Committiee  – AIOS
Hon.Gen.Secretary.  : APOS (A.P.Ophth Society)
Aravinda Lasek Eye Hospital
Venkataratnam st Suryaraopet,
VIJAYAWADA-520 002, A.P , INDIA
Email:   sambasivalasek.vjw@gmail.com,  fbsaios.vjw@gmail.com
Mobile No :  8886941987