Mangalorean Doctor Wins International Award For Aiding Training to Prevent Eye Morbidity

Mangalorean Doctor Wins International Award For Aiding Training to Prevent Eye Morbidity

A ophthalmologist study was undertaken by Dr Atul Kamath, ophthalmologist from Yenepoya Medical College and Hospital, Deralakatte on the need to train ICU nursing staff to prevent eye morbidity among patients has won the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ESCRS) trainee bursary award.

The  Ophthalmologists from all over the world applied and participated in this conference and this year about 20,000 experts with 15,000 ophthalmologists and 5,000 allied health staff participated. The study was undertaken along with his wife Dr Aditi Pai, also an ophthalmologist, and under the guidance of Dr Indravan Vasava, assistant professor, Baroda Medical College and Sir SayajiRao Hospital, Vadodara.

A study was conducted and 20 nursing staff in Vadodara were part of it. They were trained for 30 days on eye care, to understand the danger signs and to inform an ophthalmologist if they saw any of it. The result was that we immediately saw a 2.5 times improvement and the eye problems were reduced dramatically. The study is relevant and there is a need for a standardised protocol in the world to train nurses to prevent eye morbidity.

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