Dr. Galal Ismail
Bradford College, UK
Abstract: This paper presents estimates of the prevalence of visual impairment and blindness globally and in Sudan, based on the best available evidence derived from the recent studies. The paper aimed to highlight the significant role of optometric profession in the detection, screening, evaluation, monitoring and treatment of the visually impaired individuals and prevention of the curable blindness in Sudan. The optometric education in Sudan established in 1956 and urgently need an upgrade. The educational syllabi and the profession as whole need a scrutiny and update to match the international optometric level and to meet the future challenges in the primary eye health care expected in Sudan.
Reference: First Sudanese Diaspora International Conference - 2009 pp. 63 - 72