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Friday, 02 December 2022 08:52 GMT

Ministry holds eye health workshop for students


(MENAFN- Gulf Times) The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) has held the ‘Eye Health Workshop for Students' in collaboration with Primary Health Care Corporation and the Ministry of Education and Higher Education.
The two-day workshop targeted 125 nurses and health professionals working for independent, private and community schools in Qatar.
Dr Kholoud al-Mutawa, head of the non-communicable disease section, MoPH, opened the workshop and stressed the importance of promoting the eye health of school students as measurements of visual acuity are mandatory for all school students in Qatar.
Dr al-Mutawa said, 'When we collaborate together to detect causes of low vision in students, we will definitely reduce the prevalence of low vision among children and protect this important age group from low vision.
During the workshop, Dr Shadi al-Ashwal, ophthalmologist at the MoPH, presented various lectures on the common eye diseases and eye trauma, as well as how to deal and refer such cases.
The lectures included the ways of referring and following up cases of low vision among students. The workshop was accredited by the Qatar Council for Healthcare Practitioners.

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