By: Dr. Jo Anne Hernandez-Tan

The first PSOPRS Roundtable Discussion for the year 2024 was held online with the support of the Philippine Academy of Ophthalmology (PAO) last March 14. This is the first of three RTD conferences held every year, with the goal of enhancing the knowledge of trainees all over the country, and their ability to recognize a range of orbit, plastic, and lacrimal conditions.

We featured presentations from ophthalmology residents as well as orbit and oculoplastic fellows-in-training. Dr. Mark Anthony Imperial, our PSOPRS Vice-President, gave the opening remarks, which was followed by a brief presentation from our sponsor STADA Philippines.

Dr. Nikolai Mapatao on behelf of Dr. Ephraim Selga presented a case from East Avenue Medical Center entitled ‘A Case Series of Septic Orbital Cellulitis secondary to Community-Acquired MRSA in Adults’. Advisers Dr. Charmaine Ang, Dr. Fatima Regala, represented by Dr. Marco Tumalad.

Dr. Jude Vera Cruz from Ospital ng Maynila Medical Center presented a case ‘Unraveling a Case that Masquerades as Common Orbital Diseases’. Advised Dr. Yvette Santiago-Gatmaitan.

Dr. Emanuel Echevarria, current orbit fellow of The Medical City – Rizal Medical Center Consortium (TMC-RMC), presented a case entitled ‘Ex-Planting the Orbital Plant’. Adviser Dr. Elaine Marie Yatco-Omaña.

Reactors for the evening, Dr. Noel Palmero, Dr. Catherine Vigo-Matic, Dr. Felice Katrina Ranche, together with fellow members of PSOPRS shared valuable insights on the cases.

PSOPRS General membership meeting that followed revealed committee updates and highly anticipated activities of the society for the year.

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