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Certificate course on diabetic retinopathy

By The Assam Tribune

GUWAHATI, May 25 - Sri Sankaradeva Nethralaya (SSN), under the Public Health Foundation of India, conducted a certificate course in evidence-based management of diabetic retinopathy from February to May this year.

The course included classroom teaching, hands-on training and exit examination. Altogether 25 candidates from the north-eastern region enrolled in the course. Majority of the candidates were government doctors. These trained doctors will be able to manage diabetic retinopathy more effectively mostly in the preventive and therapeutic aspects, said Dr. Harsha Bhattacharjee, medical director and trustee of Nethralaya.

The hospital also conducted a workshop on traumatic optic neuropathy-related blindness and surgical treatment for the condition. It has also introduced a new treatment for patients who suffer from sudden blindness following road traffic accidents and orbital injury. This type of injury and blindness occurs mostly in young two-wheeler drivers.

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