Date 2019/12/17         Hour 00:00     News Group Seminar

World Sight Day (WSD) 2019 was celebrated by the Ophthalmic Research Center (ORC), Labbafinejad Medical Center affiliated to Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences.

World Sight Day (WSD) 2019 was celebrated by the Ophthalmic Research Center (ORC), Labbafinejad Medical Center affiliated to Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences. A WSD2019 campaign was launched since September 22 and the following activities were performed:

 

              A poster was designed in collaboration with Cultural and Art Organization of Municipality of Tehran in Farsi and sent to the Ministry of Health and Medical Education, World Health Organization (WHO) Country Office, ophthalmology and optometry departments, clinics and hospitals, all vision and eye-related organizations, associations and societies in Iran. The poster was also distributed six times in six widely Iranian newspapers (Jame Jam, Iran, Etemad, Shahrvand, Jahane Sanaat, Asre Eghtesad) from September 22 to October 10.

              The aim of WSD celebration, the poster, the IAPB and WHO key messages, the brief data regarding the prevalence of blindness and visual impairment were disseminated via Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences and ORC websites and two online news agencies (Rokna and Iranian Students News Agency). The poster was also shared via social media.

              The poster message was announced through big eye-catching billboard.

              A scientific seminar was organised at Labbafinejad Medical Center Meeting Hall on October 10, 2019 in Tehran. Stakeholders for eye and vision care including the Advisor to Minister for Public Health, Ministry of Health and Medical Education; Head of the Eye Health and Prevention of Blindness Office, Ministry of Health and Medical Education; National Manager of Diabetes Control & Prevention Program, Ministry of Health and Medical Education; the National Officer of the World Health Organization Representative Office in Iran; ophthalmologists; ophthalmology residents and fellows; optometrists; societies (Iranian Society of Ophthalmology and Iranian Society of Optometry, …) and NGOs (Iran Diabetes Society and Gabric Diabetes Education Association) and a number of blind and low vision individuals were invited. The following subjects were presented: “World Report on Vision”, “Universal health coverage and Vision 2023”, “Public Health Aspects of Diabetes in Iran”, “Visual Impairment and Eye Health in NCDs Paradigm”, “Role of NGOs in Diabetic Eye Care”, “Update on Medical Care for Diabetes” and “Diabetic Retinopathy Treatment Protocols”, “mHealth Screening Program for Improving Eye Health in Iran”. 

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