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Eye Health Consortium Webinar
7 August, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sharing the Best Practices in Eye Health between Uganda and UK. A focus on Glaucoma
3:00-4:00PM EAT / 1:00-2:00PM BST
Globally, Glaucoma is the leading cause of irreversible blindness. It affects over 80million people causing blindness in 4.5 million. Most people with glaucoma have a slowly progressive, but irreversible course of deterioration making late presentation a major problem especially in Low resource settings.
Despite the medical understanding of the nature of glaucoma improving profoundly in the past years, case finding and management remain a challenge in almost all countries with 90% of cases in developing countries and 50% in developed countries remaining undiagnosed.
Through the eye health consortium, The Uganda UK Health Alliance aims at supporting collaborative programs focussed on addressing the burden of glaucoma in both Uganda and the UK. As part of the wider initiative, UUKHA has put in place platforms that enable sharing of expertise between institutions in the two countries.
The glaucoma webinar
The webinar will convene stakeholders in eye care from Uganda and the UK to share learning and best practices in managing the different forms of glaucoma.
The 1.5-hour Webinar is proposed to take place on Friday 7th August 2020 from 3-4:00pm (EAT)/1-2:00pm (BST) and shall be held virtually via zoom hosted by Uganda UK Health Alliance.
Objectives of the webinar
- To share best practices in glaucoma care between Uganda and United Kingdom
- To foster institutional collaborations in eye care between Uganda and United Kingdom
- Improved glaucoma care services in low resource settings of Uganda
- Strengthened institutional collaborations in eye care between Uganda and United Kingdom
|Time (EAT)||Event||Responsible Person|
|3-3:05pm||Remarks from the chair||Anne Ampaire|
|3:05-3:25||Glaucoma care in Uganda||Dr. Ludovic Tindyebwa|
|3:25-3:45||Glaucoma care in UK||Osama Giasin|
|3:45-3:55||Q & A||Anne Ampaire|
|3:55-4:00||Closing remarks||Simon Arunga|
Dr. Anne Ampaire
Ophthalmologist Makerere University College of Health Sciences
Dr. Ludovica Tindyebwa
Consultant Ophthalmologist and Vitreoretinal surgeon at Ministry of Health/Mengo Hospital, Uganda. With over over 20 years of experience as a practicing ophthalmologist, she has acquired a great wealth of knowledge and experience in the management of glaucoma.
Dr. Osama Giasin
MBBS, DO, FEBO, FRCOphth. Consultant Ophthalmologist / Glaucoma Luton and Dunstable University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust with a fellowship from Bristol Eye hospital under Prof. Sparrow. Has special interest in Artificial Intelligence with certificates from Oxford university and IBM
Dr. Simon Arunga
MBChB, Mmed(Oph) , FCOphth (ECSA)
Clinical Lecturer Department of Ophthalmology,
Mbarara University of Science and Technology
PhD, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
IAPB Eye Health Hero 2019
Volk 20/20 Visionary Winner
President Ophthalmology Society of Uganda
Editor in Chief JOECSA