The Eye Centre participated in the 2020 WOC!
The World Ophthalmology Congress 2020 was held from Friday 26 June to Monday 29 June. Originally slated to be held here in Cape Town, South Africa (for the first time!), the Congress was forced to go digital (also, for the first time!) thanks to the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Our very own Dr Mpopi Lenake represented The Eye Centre at this year’s conference and co-chaired a session with Professor Mohsen Kashkouli from Iran on Friday 26th. The session was titled Surgical Rejuvenation of the Upper Face. The Eye Centre has since been honoured to learn that this was the oculoplastic session with the highest attendance rate during the entire conference! Way to go, Dr Lenake! 183 people from all over the world, in multiple different time zones, tuned in to observe this session!
Dr Lenake also presented her own paper, titled The Management of Upper Eyelid Entropion, on Saturday, the 27th of June, during a session on Eyelid Malpositions: Basic to Complex. All speakers and moderators also made themselves available for live Q&As during the conference proceedings.
The World Ophthalmology Congress attracts ophthalmologists from all over the world and topics cover all the conditions that we treat here at The Eye Centre. All in all, the 2020 congress may not have gone as originally planned, but The Eye Centre and Dr Lenake are grateful for the opportunity and exposure nonetheless.
For more information on the WOC, you can visit the congress website here.
We continue to ask all patients with symptoms suspected of being caused by COVID-19 to remain at home and contact the COVID response hotline on 0800029999.
We are open, but will continue monitoring the COVID alerts regularly and will continue to follow the guidelines recommended by the relevant regulatory bodies and authorities.
The Eye Centre wishes you strength and courage during this protracted period of difficulty.
Best wishes from all at The Eye Centre.
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