The three-day Muscat International Ophthalmology Conference (MIOC), which organized by the Ophthalmology Center of the Armed Force Hospital in cooperation with the Oman Ophthalmic Society (OOS) and the Ministry of Health (MOH) concluded on Saturday at Oman Conventions & Exhibition Center.
The Conference resulted in several recommendations including the importance of early detection of some diseases such as the keratoconus starting from the schools, the post-operation care and follow-up of the corneal transplantation patients, the necessity of training and educating the opticians in the Governorates on how to deal with some eye diseases like cornea after transplantation or the keratoconus. Furthermore, the necessary periodical check-up for the glaucoma patients, as well as the follow-up and education of diabetics to maintain the retina from the disease's complications.
More than (600) participants including physicians, nurses, opticians and ophthalmology researchers from the Sultanate, GCC countries and other world countries attended the Conference.
The International Conference aimed at familiarizing the participants on the latest developments of the ophthalmology, exchanging experiences with the regional and international participants, as well as identifying the new surgical techniques used in diagnosing and treating the eye diseases.
The Conference addressed many scientific topics related to the ophthalmology through sessions and workshops such as diabetic retinopathy, dry eyes, presbyopia, congenital eye diseases, glaucoma, cataract, keratoconus, and role of the Omani doctors in the middle times in eye medicine and others.