Ophthalmic Training Center
Ophthalmic Training Centre (OTC) opened at its new location in Koti Sangi, Kabul in March 2011. This eye hospital is designed as a training centre for eye care for the entire country.
OTC is the base for NOOR's ophthalmology residency programme, which trains doctors for under-served areas. Four resident doctors from under-served areas received training at OTC in the past year. Ophthalmic nurses and technicians are also trained at OTC. Training was also given to Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) ophthalmologists on three separate occasions in 2011.
An ophthalmology rotation for family practice residents at Afshar Hospital was implemented. Nine Afshar doctors received training on the diagnosis and treatment of common eye problems.
In 2011 12,044 patients were seen and 506 surgeries were performed at OTC. 296,421 bottle of eye medicines were produced and 14,531 eyeglasses manufactured.