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Diabetic Retinopathy workshop


NPBC, in collaboration with the Ophthalmology department of King Saud University (KSU) and Saudi ministry of health, is organizing the first workshop of its kind in Saudi Arabia that will address “Workshop on Strategies to control Diabetic Retinopathy in Saudi Arabia”. The workshop is scheduled to take place 25th – 26th November 2012 at Novotel Riyadh Al Anoud Hotel.
The main goal of the workshop is to develop a national comprehensive action plan for the control of the Diabetic Retinopathy in Saudi Arabia, which will include the screening of patients as well as recommendation of treatment of Diabetic Retinopathy.
For more details on the workshop.

The sponsor companies for the workshop are:

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LKC Technologies RETevalTM will fundamentally change the way diabetics are screened for Diabetic Retinopathy (DR). This patented, easy to use, hand-held, portable, non-mydriatic device provides immediate results in less than five minutes per patient. This device assesses the level of ischemia present in the retina and correlates to the level of Diabetic Retinopathy present. Research has shown this test to be 95% specific and 88% sensitive to sight threatening DR. A unique CSME assessment is also included with the device protocol.

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i-Optics pioneers superior eye diagnosis innovations like our EasyScan. A zero-dilation retinal SLO camera for Diabetic Retinopathy, AMD and glaucoma. And Cassini color led topography, the new standard in corneal topography.

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ifa group of companies is a provider of Health IT specialized in ophthalmology. The points of focus of the product range are software products in the area of Electronic Medical Records, EDC (Electronic Data Capture), Clinical Decision Support (CDSS), quality management and digital interfaces to medical engineering and Health IT systems.

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