Chapters – Afghanistan

Afghanistan Eye Doctors’ Society

President : Dr. Dastagir Amiri MD, PGD, Ophthalmologist

Executive Committee members :
Dr. Shabir Sultani, Dr. Qais Nasimi, Dr. Murtaza Ahmadi, Dr. Wazhma, Dr. Alla Nazar

Contact Person:
Dr Shabir Ahmad Muez MBBS, MD, PGD

Past meetings :
Afghanistan Eye Doctors’ Society Annual Congress and Scientific Conference 24 – 25 August, 2016

Upcoming Meetings:
Afghanistan Eye Doctors’ Society 13th Annual Congress and Scientific Conference 23 – 24 August, 2017

Pediatric eye care in Afghanistan is at the lowest stage. Absence of an adequate number of Paediatric Ophthalmologists & the lack of equipment combined with very little / no attention from the Government & / Non-Government organizations has caused a stagnation in the quality of pediatric ophthalmology practiced in Afghanistan, thereby compelling children affected with eye problems to be referred to other countries for treatment. The Afghanistan Eye Doctors’ Society’s board of directors is trying to improve the field of Paediatric Ophthalmology by conducting regular educational training for young ophthalmologists. Young Ophthalmologists are also being sent outside the country for super specialty programs. This will hopefully pave the way for better pediatric ophthalmology practice in Afghanistan.

World Society of Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
Temple House, Temple Road, Blackrock, Co. Dublin, Ireland

Phone:+ 353 1 288 3630
Fax:+353 1 209 1112

World Society of Paediatric Ophthalmology and Stabismus is a registered Charity with the U.K. Charities Commission (Charity Registration Number ;1144806) (Registered November 2011)

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