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PBU Bahrain project Final Evaluation Nov 2017


The low vision clinic located in the Salmaniya medical complex (The government tertiary care hospital and the main referral hospital for Bahrain), Bahrain is equipped with most of the set-up required (with the support of IAPB) for functioning as a tertiary low vision care unit. The clinic has one examination room allocated for the low vision evaluation in the ophthalmology unit of the hospital, which includes other specialties such as glaucoma, retina and cornea etc. The clinic is run by two trained optometrists Mr. Hassan Almadhoob and Ms. Hawra Abunaseeb and is functional 2 days a week (average number of patients per week: 610) since June 2017. The training to provide low vision rehabilitation services was undertaken in Jordan in January 2017 and at L V Prasad Eye Institute, India in July 2017.