On December 18-19, 2010 Meghrigian Institute of Preventive Ophthalmology organized a 2-day training course on “Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment of Ophthalmic Diseases at the Primary Health Care Level” in Gegharkunik marz. The training course was designed for the primary health care (PHC) providers and was carried out at the Lions Regional Ophthalmic Unit (ROU) in Sevan. The 14 participants were from Tchambarak, Vardenis and Sevan of Gegharkunik marz.
Dr. Varsik Hakobyan, Ophthalmic Consultant of Meghrigian Institute, covered the following topics during the training: anatomy and physiology of eyes, main eye diseases, eye injuries, and diagnostic and treating procedures in ophthalmology; she also covered prevention of eye diseases. The training course had a specific focus on eye diseases such as glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy. The PHC providers of Gegharkunik marz refreshed their theoretical knowledge and practical skills in ophthalmology. At the end of the training course, all participants received a brochure about basics of ophthalmology and Sivtsev chart; they also received certificates from the Meghrigian Institute in recognition of successful completion of the course.
All the participants were very pleased with the 2-day training and expressed their gratitude to the organizers and especially to the instructor Dr. Varsik Hakobyan for her comprehensive and dedicated teaching.