The American Academy of Ophthalmology and Pharma major Lupin Limited announced an agreement that would seek to expand and enhance continuing ophthalmic education in India. The effort is expected to reach 3,000 ophthalmologists in the country.
The collaboration will provide ophthalmologists access to several clinical education tools including the Academy’s flagship clinical education resource, the Ophthalmic News and Education Network. The world’s largest online compendium of ophthalmic knowledge, the ONE Network is accessed by approximately 130,000 users every month.
The Academy typically offers access to the ONE Network and its other educational resources as a benefit of Academy membership as well as to ophthalmologists in other countries through a special application. The collaboration provides a new channel for distributing this content in India. The Academy also distributes its content in India to 16,000 members of the All India Ophthalmological Society. Through this partnership, more than 3,000 ophthalmologists across the country will be provided online access to a knowledge repository that includes journals and videos to help practitioners stay abreast of the latest developments in the space.
"The Academy's mission is to advance clinical education to ensure ophthalmologists deliver highest-quality eye care to their patients. This relationship with Lupin will help extend these valuable resources to more ophthalmologists in India," Jane Aguirre, Vice President for membership and alliances for the American Academy of Ophthalmology, said in a AAO news release.
"It gives me great pleasure to announce this collaborative program with the American Academy of Ophthalmology, which is a leading global authority in ophthalmic education," Rajeev Sibal, President, Indian Region Formulations, Lupin Limited, said in the news release. "Lupin has always been at the forefront in disseminating the most sought and updated knowledge among Indian doctors in various fields through associations with many renowned academic institutions in the world. We are sure that this association will help quicken the pace with which ophthalmologists in India are able to obtain new clinical knowledge and training, thus bolstering the fight against preventable blindness in our country.”