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Ophthalmology Section




Dr. Mohammad Shehadeh, Dr. Abdul Fatah Arafat and Dr Mohammad Akkawi

2:00 - 2:20 pm

Theme (Trauma):Surgical Pearls in Ophthalmic Trauma (Dr. Mohammad Akkawi; Palestine)

2:20 - 2:40 pm

Theme (Uveitis): Cataract in Uveitis Patients (Dr. Radgonde Amer;


2:40 - 3:00 pm

Theme (Glaucoma): Traumatic cataract surgery (Dr. Ike K. Ahmed; Canada)

3:00 - 3:20 pm

Theme (oncology): Diagnostic Dilemma for Intra-Ocular Tumors (Dr. Yaqoub Yousef; Jordan)

3:20 - 3:40 pm

Theme (Anterior chamber): Uveitic glaucoma management. (Dr. Rani Sebastian; United Kingdom)


Dr. Yousef Shanti, Dr. Abdul Fatah Arafat, Dr. Rani Sebastian


Abstract session (9 Abstracts)

4:00 – 5:00 pm

Five minutes presentation followed by 15 minutes discussion at the end

Abstract 1


Amjaad Naeem Abu Shams, Mohammad T Akkawi, Mohammad M Shehadeh, Doaa M AlHardan, Lara J Omar, Omar H Almahmoud, Jamal A S Qaddumi. Incidence and risk factors of retinopathy of prematurity in three neonatal intensive care units in Palestine. (Palestine)

Abstract 2

Mohammed Abu Safieh, Salam Iriqat, Manuel Fatouleh and Abdulsalam Alkaiyat. Blau syndrome: a case report from Palestine. (Palestine)

Abstract 3

Mohammed Abu Safieh, Habes Batta, Mohammad Daraghmeh, Abdalrahman Assaassa, Abdallah Hamayel, Serin Moghrabi, Jamal Qadomi and Salam Iriqat. The Incidence of Consecutive Exotropia Following Surgical Correction of Childhood Esotropia, and Associated Risk Factors in St John Eye Hospital. (Palestine)

Abstract 4

Sara Abdel Jalil, Mohammad Akkawi. Post-operative supra-choroidal hemorrhage after vitro-retinal surgeries. (Palestine)

Abstract 5

Alaa I. Dweikat, Orjowan M. Shalabi, Yousef Shanti, Abd-alfattah Arafat, Reham H, Basel M.Shalabi , Ibrahim Rabi, Ahmed Meri, Jamal A.S. Qaddumi. A comparative study: 36 months follow up results of accelerated versus conventional corneal collagen cross-linking in progressive keratoconus patients. (Palestine)

Abstract 6

Haneen Hasan Al-Nuairat, Yousef Shanti, Majdoleen Zhalka, Reema Ighbarieh, Adnan Busttami, Ibrahim Taha. Refractive Changes Induced by Strabismus Corrective Surgery in Pediatrics at An-Najah National University Hospital. (Palestine)

Abstract 7

Zaina Saleh, Yousef Shanti, Anas Yaseen, Malaak Hamza, Alaa Danon, Haneen Nuairat. The Effect of Crosslinking and PTK 70um on Vision and Corneal Stability in Keratoconic Patients Postoperatively; A Pilot Study. (Palestine)

Abstract 8

Alaa I. Dweikat, Mohammad T. Akkawi, Mohammad M. Shehadeh, Ammar A. Aghbar, Arkan M. Jarrar, Jamal A.S Qaddumi. Baseline Subfoveal Choroidal Thickness as a Predictor for Response to Short Term Intravitreal Bevacizumab Injections in Diabetic Macular Edema. (Palestine)

Abstract 9

Mohammed Abu Safieh, Abdulla Abu Hantash, Salam Iriqat, Mohammad Daraghmeh. Bilateral Abducens Nerve Palsy and the possible Association with COVID-19: A Case Report. (Palestine)

Best abstract prize

Best Abstract will be selected by panelists and a prize will be awarded



Students’ championship 5:00 - 5:30 pm

Panellists: (Dr. Mohammad Akkawi, Dr. Mohammad Shehadeh, Dr. Yousef Shanti , Dr. Abdul Fatah Arafat and Dr. Aglab Khouri


Winners’ notification -Prize (International guests)