Symposium of the Sektion DOG-Internationale Ophthalmologie

Migration is one of the key issues of our time. Tropical eye diseases who are likely to appear in our daily clinical routine due to migration are but one of the many aspects of migration related to the field of ophthalmology. With presentations on the challenges of treating traumatized refugees, successful cooperations as an example of local development assistance and migration aspects in international ophthalmology, the symposium will give insights on this important issue of our time.

 
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Saal 2 08:30 - 09:45 28.09.2019
Symposien Sa05
Migration and Ophthalmolgoy – Symposium der Sektion DOG-Internationale Ophthalmologie
Migration is one of the key issues of our time. This symposium highlights some important aspects of migration related to the field of ophthalmology. Tropical eye diseases that are likely to appear in our daily clinical routine due to migration will be presented. Prof. Bajbouj, member of the Task Group “Traumatised Refugees” will give insights on this issue important also for ophthalmologists. Professor Guthoff will present successful cooperations as an example of local development assistance.
Rudolf Guthoff, Direktor em. (Rostock)
Philipp Steven (Köln)
Ulrich C. Schaller (München)

Tourism and migration are reasons for increasing numbers of patients with imported tropical or subtropical diseases seen in eye clinics and hospitals in Germany. Ocular disease may represent eye infections like Trachoma or Acute haemorrhagic conjunctivitis or be a complication of systemic parasitic disease like Onchocerciasis, Loiasis, Leishmaniasis, Malaria, Dengue fever and others. History, clinical picture and treatment will be discussed.

Volker Klauß (München)

Tourism and migration are reasons for increasing numbers of patients with imported tropical or subtropical diseases seen in eye clinics and hospitals in Germany. Ocular disease may represent eye infections like Trachoma or Acute haemorrhagic conjunctivitis or be a complication of systemic parasitic disease like Onchocerciasis, Loiasis, Leishmaniasis, Malaria, Dengue fever and others. History, clinical picture and treatment will be discussed.

Malek Bajbouj (Berlin)
Adrian Hopkins (London)

Ophthalmologists are in short supply in most resource poor situations. High quality solutions need to be found to address the ophthalmological needs of the population including improved high quality ophthalmology training, and the use of eye teams. Economic difficulties and political instability also lead to migration of health workers. The Competency based framework of WHO AFRO and curriculum changes in DRC are examples leading to improved training and performance with some uniformity across Africa.

Daniel Etya'ale (Yaounde)
He Wei (Shenyang)