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Mobile Clinic for Glaucoma and Diabetic Retinopathy Screening Launched in Riyadh
11 October 2020

​According to Riyadh Health Affairs, a mobile clinic for glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy screening has been launched across governorates of the region. The Affairs has established a clinic at Al-Quwayiyah Hospital, with the participation of eye consultants from the affairs, in cooperation with King Abdulaziz University Hospital, as well as a clinic at Shaqra General Hospital with a medical team from the Affairs. “This clinic will also be launched, Allah Willing, at Afif General Hospital, in addition to hospitals in Al-Zulfi, Al-Aflaj, Al-Salil, Hotat Bani Tamim, and Wadi Al-Dawasir, after the end of COVID-19 precautionary measures,” stated the Affairs.

The Affairs added that medical supplies have been provided, and qualified health professionals have been recruited at eye clinics; to promote integration between hospitals for the community service. Also, these clinics have been enhanced with  digital retinal cameras (or digital fundus cameras), which are used to capture images of the interior surface of the eye and are available at hospitals outside Riyadh; to be used in early detection of diabetic retinopathy. Furthermore, a fully equipped eye unit has been established at King Khalid Hospital-Al-Kharj, King Khalid Hospital-Al-Majma’ah, and Al-Quway’iyah General Hospital, in addition to enhancing Al-Dawadmi Hospital with an optical coherence tomography (OCT) device and Huraymala General Hospital with a phacoemuisification (Phaco) device for cataract surgery.

Last Update : 12 October 2020 06:45 AM
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