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Low Vision Clinics being
set up in 10 Punjab Districts

LAHORE: World Sight Day celebrations were held at College of Ophthalmology and Allied Vision Sciences (COAVS) on 25th October 2013. Speaking on this occasion Prof. Dr. Asad Aslam Khan gave an overview of Prevention of Blindness work being done by the College of Ophthalmology and Allied Vision Sciences (COAVS), King Edward Medical University / Mayo Hospital, Lahore. He informed about the formal launching of state of the art Low Vision center at Institute of Ophthalmology, Mayo Hospital Lahore, Skills Lab at COAVS and Low Vision Clinics in 10 Districts across Punjab in collaboration with Brien Holden Vision Institute (Australia) to rehabilitate blind people.
Dr. Imam Yar Baig highlighted the work of SightSavers in the country, Dr. Rubina Gillani said that Fred Hollows Foundation is working in the fields of Human Resource Development and Sub-specialty development in the field of Ophthalmology, Mr. Hasan Minto said that we need to work on war footings against blindness and Low Vision, Dr. Ghulam Nabi Qazi described the role of Universal Eye Health as a tool for the access to the Comprehensive Eye Health. In the end the Chief guest , Medical Superintendent Mayo Hospital Dr. Zahid Pervez highlighted the services being provided by College of Ophthalmology and Allied Vision Sciences (COAVS), Lahore especially in the field of Ophthalmology and appreciated the launching the theme of “Universal Eye Health” and Low Vision Clinics in 10 Districts of Punjab.(PR)

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