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Al-Shifa Trust and COMSTECH Partnership to fight against Blindness in OIC Countries

Prof. Dr. Muhammad Iqbal Choudry Coordinator General of COMSTECH visited Al-Shifa Trust Eye Hospital on 13th Nov 2020. President Al-Shifa Trust Maj Gen (Rtd) Rehmat Khan discussed matters of mutual interest with the dignitary. During the meeting it was agreed that both organizations should work together in areas of research, human resource development and service delivery.

During the meeting following areas of collaboration were identified:

1: Research

Al-Shifa Trust in partnership with COMSTECH wishes to invite research collaborations in the following domains of ophthalmology from OIC member states:

  1. Ocular Epidemiological Studies
  2. Ocular Imaging
  3. Ocular Genetics
  4. Data Analytics
  5. Cytokines and Biomarkers for ocular pathologies
  6. Clinical Trials
  7. Clinical Studies
  8. Ocular Therapeutics

2: Observer ship and Clinical Fellowship:

Al-Shifa Trust offered 4-12 weeks observer ships and 1-year clinical fellowships to candidates from OIC member states in

  1. Cornea and refractive surgery
  2. Vitreoretinal diseases
  3. Ocular Genetics
  4. Glaucoma
  5. Orbit and oculoplastics
  6. Pediatric ophthalmology

3: Al Shifa Centre of Community Ophthalmology

Al-Shifa Trust is delighted to extend its help to fight preventable blindness in OIC member states by sending delegations of highly qualified and experienced surgeons to undertake a surgical camp for cataract, train young surgeons of the host countries as well as perform advanced surgical procedures for diseases of:

  1. Cornea
  2. Vitreo retina
  3. Glaucoma
  4. Orbit and oculoplastics
  5. Pediatric ophthalmology
  6. Ocular Oncology