2016 National Ophthalmology Conference

(VOVworld) - More than 1,400 Vietnamese and international ophthalmologists gathered at the 2016 Vietnam Ophthalmology Society Congress in Can Tho City on Thursday.

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Associate Professor Luong Ngoc Khue, Director of the Medical check-up and Treatment Department of the Health Ministry at the conference. (Photo: Huu Trai/VOV)

The annual meeting offered professors and doctors in the field the chance to exchange experiences, professional knowledge, and get updates on the latest developments.

Doctor Nguyen Xuan Hiep, Director of the Hanoi-based Central Eye Hospital, said: “Vietnam aims to reduce the preventable blindness rate among people aged above 50 from 1.8% to 1.6% by 2020. Vietnam needs to improve public access to eye care services which will be integrated into the current national medical system.”

The conference will run through Saturday.

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