In December Georgia hosted its annual Tbilisi International Ophthalmology Conference (TIOC). This year the Conference was special as it was organized by Young Ophthalmology Society of Georgia and Dr. Zaza Khotenashvili, one of the prominent and innovative ophthalmologists of the country.
The conference invited ophthalmologists from Belorussia, Russia, the Ukraine, Armenia and Turkey. Most important questions discussed were on cornea tr
ansplantation, Keratoplastic, and refractive surgery. I was greatly impressed by Prof. Khristo Takhchidi’s report “A problem of the retinal blindness and bionic way of its solution”. Prof. Khristo Takhchidi, Russian ophthalmologist, Director of Pirogov Russian National Research Medical University.
A considerable number of Georgian ophthalmologists were represented in the conference whose reports were about various questions on almost every field of ophthalmology. The most memorable for me was Nana Dighmelashvili’s case report on ‘Auto-Mesenchymal Stem Cells for Optic Nerve Atrophy Induced Blindness’. As for my report it dealt with one specific case of Retinopathy of Prematurity (clinical case).
Young Ophthalmology Society of Georgia promises exciting activities for the future.