Welcome To MIOR

On behalf of the memorial institute for ophthalmic research (MIOR) it’s a great pleasure to welcome you to the annual conference of MIOR which will take place from the 1st to 3rd of October 2019 at the great hall of research and training center “RTC” in Giza Egypt.

Now, the MIOR is one of the leading clinical and research center guiding the ophthalmic community in Egypt. The conference will present a rich scientific program spread over three days including various courses and panels that will cover all sub-specialties in ophthalmology and a special session for our best young ophthalmologists. We are pleased to have distinguished guest speakers from different countries in addition to our Egyptian experts. We want to highlight the interesting session that will be held on the third day of the conference, 3D video session, using the new digitally assisted visualization system.

Finally, we hope you will find our conference a memorable experience and gain the maximum benefit in our beloved institute.


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MIOR History

Arthur Ferguson MacCallan was an ophthalmic surgeon who undertook his pioneering work in Egypt between 1903 and 1923. He established the Egyptian ophthalmic infrastructure which, on his departure, consisted of 23 operational hospital units, treating 134,000 new patients, having trained some 100 ophthalmic surgeons. He also established the Memorial Ophthalmic Laboratory at Giza which is still operational today. MacCallan became a world authority on trachoma. He pioneered the ‘MacCallan Classification’ which was the first grading system to standardize the stages of trachoma. He used this grading internally from 1905, continuing his research into trachoma over the ensuing years. In 1952, the WHO adopted the ‘MacCallan Classification’ as its standard. There has recently been a revival of interest in MacCallan’s work.

First, the International Coalition for Trachoma Control (ICTC) inaugurated the ‘ICTC MacCallan Medal’ in 2014 as a contribution towards achieving the WHO’s target date for the Global Elimination of Blinding Trachoma (‘GET 2020’).

Second, MacCallan’s work with the military hospitals has been recognized by Moorfields Eye Hospital on their World War I Commemorative History Board. Thus, MacCallan’s pioneering spirit, his humanitarian campaign for the relief of suffering and his accomplishments of over a century ago continue to resonate with the profession today.

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    Suite 301, Level 3, Nassar Tower, 1 Mostafa Kamel Street, Roushdy Alexandria, Egypt

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