March 16, 2013 (Cape Town, RSA) - This is the 43rd National Congress of the Ophthalmological Society of South Africa and is being held at the Cape Town International Convention Centre – a very nice facility in downtown Cape Town. The program includes sessions for ophthalmologists (lectures and posters), mangers, optometrists, ophthalmic assistants and ophthalmic nurses. There is an international panel of speakers from Canada (Steve Ashinoff), England (Geoff Rose, John Salmon, Susan Downes, Frank Larkin) and the US (Janet Davis). The ophthalmologists program included 11 sessions, 3 symposia (femtolaser cataract surgery, excimer laser surgery, patient satisfaction cataract surgery) and 5 workshops (Wavelight workshop; Oculus Pentacam; Retinal Diseases; AMD and VEGF agents). South Africa has about 340 ophthalmologists and many attendees/participants are from other areas of Africa. We all found it interesting to get a different perspective of what we do every day and reassuring that it isn’t so different from what and how we do it!
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