All eyes on Jeddah ophthalmology forum

More than 600 scientific work papers will be presented along with 50 courses, workshops, and more than 20 manual workshops. (Shutterstock)
Updated 19 November 2019

All eyes on Jeddah ophthalmology forum

  • The symposium will include more than 120 scientific sessions

JEDDAH: The fifth International Red Sea Ophthalmology Symposium (RSOS) will be inaugurated in Jeddah on Wednesday by Prince Abdul Aziz bin Ahmed, chief of the Saudi Ophthalmological Society.
Ali bin Mohammed Al-Khairi, chairman of the organizing committee and the representative of the Saudi Ophthalmological Society in the Western Region, said that the four-day forum was approved by the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties and will include 30 hours of medical education for participants.
Almost 200 speakers and lecturers, including 78 international speakers and 116 speakers from the Kingdom, will take part in the forum.
“The symposium will include more than 120 scientific sessions distributed between medical seminars, courses, workshops, in addition to the Web Lab workshops on artificial and natural eyes for the purpose of training in advanced and new surgical procedures in the fields of glaucoma, cataract, and different corneal transplantation procedures,” said Al-Khairi.
More than 600 scientific work papers will be presented along with 50 courses, workshops, and more than 20 manual workshops for training in the operations of glaucoma, cataract and lamellar keratoplasty.
Courses will also be held in optics, contact lenses, and the treatment of double vision and severe visual impairment.
The symposium has been organized by the Saudi Ophthalmological Society and the National Guard Hospital in Jeddah represented by the Deanship of King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University of Health Sciences in Jeddah, in collaboration with King Faisal Specialist Hospital in Jeddah, the King Fahd Armed Forces Hospital, Jeddah Eye Hospital, the ophthalmology departments of King Abdul Aziz University, King Abdul Aziz University Hospital, King Abdullah Medical City in Makkah, along with the American Academy and European School of Ophthalmology.

Supporters of ‘Righteousness of Makkah’ campaign honored

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Supporters of ‘Righteousness of Makkah’ campaign honored

MAKKAH: Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal honored the supporters of the “Righteousness of Makkah” campaign during a ceremony held on Sunday.

Prince Khaled ordered the launch of the campaign in all of the region’s provinces at the beginning of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) crisis, as a continuation of the humanitarian efforts and preventive measures, including the nationwide curfew.

The “Righteousness of Makkah” has contributed to helping needy families and business owners by providing food, health baskets and financial support to more than half a million beneficiaries.

It has also implemented the iftar program aimed at providing iftar meals for 1 million people, which provided 5 million iftar meals during the holy month of Ramadan.

 Prince Khaled also presented 30,000 gifts to security personnel, doctors, health practitioners and field workers across the region, while gifts were also delivered to the doorsteps of 12,000 other beneficiaries.

The ceremony also reviewed a study prepared by Jeddah’s King Abdul Aziz University under the title “Saudi efforts in times of humanitarian crises: The Righteousness of Makkah Initiative, a Model.”

 It discussed the Kingdom’s role in fighting COVID-19 and assessed the campaign’s social impact.

It also focused on several aspects such as the cooperation between the region’s relevant bodies, promoting a culture of volunteering, societal satisfaction, social solidarity, promoting citizenship, meeting the needs of citizens and residents, achieving mental stability and alleviating people’s burdens.

The study showed that the campaign’s hashtag was viewed more than 2.5 million times on social media.

Attendees were then shown a movie showcasing the efforts exerted and the work done by all of the region’s government bodies and relevant sectors since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis.