LAHORE - Six-day workshop on Low Vision Assessment and Paediatric Refraction concluded at College of Ophthalmology and Allied Vision Sciences, King Edward Medical University /Mayo Hospital on Saturday. KEMU arranged the workshop in collaboration with Brien Holden Vision Institute (BHVI) Australia.

Hasan Minto (South Asia Regional Manager BHVI) and Sumrana Yasmeen (Programme Manager BHVI Pakistan) imparted six-day training.

10 Refractionists from eye units of District Head Quarter hospitals Dera Ghazi Khan, Bahawalnagar, Kasoor, Gujranwala, Sahiwal, Mianwali, Sailkot, Layyah, Sheikhupura  Attock, Six Refractionists from College of Ophthalmology (COAVS) and three from LRBT hospitals also participated. All the districts were provided complete set of inventory for Low Vision Clinic necessary at secondary level. The LVD-kit included state of art Low Vision Devices and Low Vision Aids i.e different types of Telescopes, Magnifiers, Visual Acuity charts, LEA symbols, trial frames, trail boxes, Field Magnifier and TV 300 system were also provided in the kit.

Prof Asad Aslam Khan thanked Brien Holden Vision Institute (BHVI) Australia. He told that this was first time in Pakistan that DHQ hospitals were supplied with Low Vision Centers and standard Low Vision Devices.

“It is pilot project and we hope the project will be extended to other districts of Punjab in near future”, he said. He expressed hope that these Refractionists/ Optometrists will make optimum use of skills and perform well with these Low Vision Devices.