Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai presents professional development programme at The Vision Care Institute in Dubai

Consultants from Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai will present a series of professional development sessions, in partnership with Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, a division of Johnson & Johnson (Middle East) Inc., for eye care professionals from across the GCC

The programme sessions will cover the role of eye care professionals in Diabetes, clinical advances in Keratoconus management and treatment, Glaucoma treatment and new advances in soft toric contact lenses.

*Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai professional development programme Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009 from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm at The Vision Care Institute in Dubai*

Three of Moorfields leading consultant surgeons will present the programme – Dr Chris Canning, Medical Director and Consultant Vitreoretinal Surgeon; Dr Edmondo Borasio, Consultant Corneal and Refractive Surgeon; and Dr Renata Puertas, Consultant Glaucoma Surgeon.

Johnson & Johnson Vision Care opened The Vision Care Institute – a professional education centre for eye care specialists – in Dubai Healthcare City in June 2008, so that eye care professionals from across the Middle East could learn more about the latest developments in the field under the leadership of top eye care professionals from within, as well as from outside, the region. The aim of The Vision Care Institute is to enhance patient satisfaction through innovative education and training programs,

Dr Chris Canning, CEO and Medical Director of Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai, commented: “Training and the sharing of our extensive medical experience and knowledge with the regional professional eye care community is an important part of Moorfields’ role in the Middle East.

We are very pleased to be working with Johnson & Johnson at their excellent training facility at The Vision Care Institute in Dubai and believe that this training initiative will help make an important contribution to the development of professionals within the industry.”

Dr. Razmig Knajian, Senior Manager of Professional and Medical Affairs for Johnson & Johnson Vision Care in the Middle East and Africa,
commented: “This is an excellent partnership activity between two respected parties such as Moorfields which has a well established reputation for years in providing quality eye care to the patients and Johnson & Johnson which delivers life-saving and health-enhancing solutions to the patients. This professional programme will further enhance the clinical knowledge of the eye care professionals in this part of the world to enable them to provide superior care to their patients in an ever changing and challenging environment.”

The Vision Care Institute is part of a global partnership with the profession and a concept based on a commitment to life-long learning for eye care professionals. Johnson & Johnson’s The Vision Care Institute centres across the world have trained over 30,000 eye care professionals
since opening in 2004.