Light for Sight Associates Certification Program (ACP) Series 2020
The goal of the ACP is to provide residents and specialists in ophthalmologists, but also optometrists with practical training and guidance on how best to detect, inform, treat and later manage patients with keratoconus.
After completion of the instructional course and CXL wet lab, the ACP participant will receive a certificate and be recognized as a “Light for Sight Associate Partner.”
Educational purpose of training and intended goals
- To enhance diagnostic skills, decision-making process and patient management planning of ACP participants specifically focused on corneal ectatic diseases. A strong emphasis is placed on the understanding of the disease process from the basic science/cellular level.
- To provide exposure to live surgery, specifically to observe a cross-linking procedure to better understand the whole spectrum of care for a keratoconus patient
- To improve the medical management of diseases of the cornea, including the principles of contact lens fitting and management of complications.
- To show the importance for early screening and access to treatment, especially for high-risk patient groups like children and adolescents and in the Down Syndrome community.
Saudi Arabia ACP Faculty:
Prof. José Vargas, King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital (Riyadh, Saudi Arabia) – L4S Ambassador
The King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital comprises a clinical team of over 1,700 people, including over 90 clinicians and 280 nurses.
Switzerland ACP Faculty:
Prof. Farhad Hafezi, ELZA Institute AG (Dietikon/Zurich) – L4S Ambassador
The ELZA Institute (Zurich, Switzerland) is a team of 24 people, including seven ophthalmologists, optometrist, orthoptist, opticians and medical assistants.