Dr Gaurav Luthra, Senior Consultant at Drishti Eye Institute was installed as the President of the Intraocular Implant & Refractive Society of India (IIRSI) at Chennai recently. IIRSI, with over 3,000 members, is the largest association of Cataract and Lasik Surgeons in India.
Dr Luthra took over the reins of the IIRSI at a glittering ceremony held at Hotel ITC Grand Chola, Chennai on 2nd July 2016, during the Annual Convention of the IIRSI. The Hon. Health Minister of Tamil Nadu Dr C. Vijaya Baskar, was the Chief Guest on this occasion among other dignitaries. Dr Luthra will be the youngest President of the IIRSI so far.
This year's Annual Convention was attended by over 2500 doctors from India & abroad and included several sessions on latest advancements in Cataract & Lasik surgery including Laser surgery for Cataract, advanced LASIK procedures & a live surgery session. Renowned international faculty, pioneers in their field from USA, Europe & Australia were in attendance.
In his presidential speech Dr Gaurav Luthra spelled out his vision for the society for the coming year. He laid emphasis on the need for all surgeons to constantly update their knowledge and surgical skills by attending conferences and workshops to be able to provide the best to their patients. Under his leadership the IIRSI will start exchange programs for young ophthalmologists to get higher training in India & abroad besides taking steps to bring latest technology in Cataract & Refractive Surgery to every remote corner of India. Other initiatives planned including teacher training programs & increasing awareness of sight threatening diseases like Diabetic Retinopathy and Glaucoma amongst the lay persons.
Dr Gaurav Luthra is also currently the President of Dehradun Ophthalmological Society & Hony.General Secretary of the Uttarakhand State Ophthalmological Society.
Dr Luthra heads the Cataract & Refractive Surgery Services at Drishti Eye Institute, Dehradun which is the leading referral institute of the region, offering advanced surgical facilities for Retina, Glaucoma, Squint & Cornea besides Cataract & Lasik surgery for removal of glasses. Drishti is also a training centre for fellows and visiting doctors from India & abroad in Cataract, Refractive & Retina surgery.