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“我的避难所”:Dr. Doaa Kotob’s Use of Our Telemedicine Platform, Cybersight

自2003年推出以来, our award-winning online 远程医疗平台, Cybersight, 是否为世界各地的眼科健康团队提供了与可避免的失明的眼病作斗争的技能和专门知识.

When the pandemic disrupted everything, BG真人的虚拟平台很快成为世界各地渴望以最安全的方式继续他们的眼科教育的眼科健康专业人士的希望灯塔. 2021年底, Cybersight had reached a remarkable 56,000 registered users!

Below, Egypt-based ophthalmologist Dr. Doaa Kotob reflects on how her use of the 远程医疗平台 has enhanced her professional development, 信心也激发了她的欲望,在安全的情况下,她开始追求正规的培训和儿科眼科医生的细分专业.

Dr. Kotob的医学背景

Dr. Doaa Kotob wearing pink hijab next to map of where she lives in Egypt

Dr. Doaa Kotob, 住在埃及, 已经充分利用了Cybersight来帮助她追求她梦寐以求的儿科眼科事业.

Dr. Kotob is an ophthalmologist in private practice in Nasser, 这是一个靠近埃及贝尼苏夫的小镇,距离开罗大约两个小时的车程. She sees around 5,000 patients a year. She graduated in 2008 as a pediatric medical specialist, and after ten years in pediatric internal medicine, she wants to sub-specialize in pediatric ophthalmology.

国际眼科协会会员,爱丁堡皇家外科学院会员, 她计划在疫情限制解除后申请儿科眼科外科奖学金.

The State of Eye Health in Egypt

根据博士. Kotob, 开罗和亚历山大等埃及主要城市拥有大型公共卫生设施, well-equipped with medical teams, 专业的外科医生, 技术, 和设备. Outside of these major cities, the situation is different. 创伤病例和某些手术不能在当地进行,通常会转介到开罗.

With less-resourced public health facilities in smaller towns across Egypt, there is more reliance on private healthcare centres. 在较小和偏远的城镇,私营部门眼科保健提供的护理水平各不相同,往往不包括专业眼科. “Away from Cairo, it’s more about general ophthalmology, 不是专业领域,” Dr. Kotob说.

Dr. Kotob以前在纳赛尔的一家综合医院工作,是一名注册儿科医生. 鉴于她还没有完成眼科的正式外科专科,她不能作为一名眼科医生执业. 他并不为这些限制所困扰. Kotob在申请外科奖学金之前,充分利用了Cybersight来提高她的知识.

充分利用Cybersight

Dr. Kotob was first introduced to Cybersight by a colleague. 最初, 她说,她觉得自己像个“冒名顶替者”,觉得现在再去追求细分专业已经太迟了. 她的恐惧很快就随着Cybersight消散了,这不仅帮助她建立了知识基础,也增强了她的信心.

在撰写本文时. Kotob has achieved five online course certificates, 八个研讨会证书, 通过Cybersight参与咨询31次,人工智能咨询1次.

Dr. Doaa Kotob

Cybersight参与者

作为一个初学者,我发现Cyber-sight对我来说是一个圣地。. 他们认真地对待我的所有问题……网络视觉对我个人有着难以置信的积极影响, expe-ri-en-tial-ly, 知识和confidence-wise.”

现在是一个巨大的平台和它的全面和友好的内容的倡导者, 她经常向同事推荐Cybersight,并将她个人认为有用的具体网络研讨会介绍给他们.

Speaking highly about Cybersight’s mentors, our team of world-leading eye health sector experts known as 志愿者教师, Dr. Kotob告诉BG真人:They (Cybersight) are selecting the finest of all.她认识到,导师来自不同的环境,每个国家的疾病概况可能不同. 然而,博士. Kotob表示,这并不会影响她从使用Cybersight中获得的价值:The pathway is universal—how to examine, 如何记录正确的调查以得到正确的答案或正确的诊断.

BG真人 volunteer eye doctor wearing headlamp

Cybersight的咨询服务允许访问和对话BG真人的志愿者教师, some of the world's leading eye health experts, which has been particularly beneficial for Dr. Kotob.

Dr. Kotob gets the most out of the platform by running rare, 复杂的, or difficult cases past mentors through Cybersight的咨询服务,他说:“It is more like having a teacher in my back pocket.” Although the interaction with mentors is asynchronous, she enjoys the collaborative exchanges and appreciates the rapid feedback. She said: “It’s two-way interactions; it’s very different from any other sites I participated in … the consultation is not about giving orders—‘give the patient this or give the patient that’—it’s about a good discussion, 或者两人讨论, 关于一个案例, 这是非常, 很有帮助.

The consultation service has been a huge benefit for Dr. Kotob, improving both her screening practices and patient care. 她补充道:“这次会诊对我处理病人的方式产生了巨大的影响, how to take the decision to do surgery, 或者推迟手术, 什么时候做决定."

Cybersight的积极影响

自从使用了Cybersight之后. Kotob as well as the wider community have felt the impact. 尽管她还没有正式完成儿科眼科的专科, she sees a lot of children with eye health issues. She recalled a case of pediatric exotropia (a type of 斜视 或者斜视)在两个一岁以下的孩子,她担心做手术“这么早”.她从Cybersight的一位导师那里得到的建议是,当时做手术是可能的. Thanks to this advice, she referred her patients for sight-saving surgery.

Dr. Kotob is also involved in efforts to improve screening for 早产儿视网膜病变有, the leading cause of childhood blindness, sharing: “I have a small network of pediatric colleagues on 早产儿视网膜病变有, and we share information … on when to screen, 如何筛选,何时参考. Cybersight’s name is frequently mentioned in my group and other groups."

A three-year-old girl pictured with 斜视 or crossed-eyes in Vietnam

Interactions with 志愿者教师 through Cybersight gave gave Dr. Kotob the confidence to refer patients for 斜视 surgery. 图:越南飞行眼科医院的一个斜视儿童

另一种方法是. Kotob通过为眼科医生和儿科医生举办正式的讲座,利用她通过Cybersight获得的知识来改善埃及的儿科眼科护理.

多亏了Cybersight. Kotob在目前家庭责任的限制和大流行造成的限制下,已经成长和发展了她的能力,并在力所能及的范围内发展成为儿科眼科的次级专业.

对于像她这样有家庭责任感的职业女性来说,能够在方便的时间内免费、轻松地访问Cybersight的内容是一项巨大的奖励.

40 Years of Innovating to Fight Blindness

This year, we’re proud to celebrate 40 years of using innovations like Cybersight 对抗可避免的失明. 通过利用这个平台来建立世界各地眼科健康团队的技能, BG真人已经能够改变世界看待事物的方式,并在这个过程中改变人们的生活.

非常感谢. Kotob,感谢她花时间通过Cybersight提高她的技能,并改善她社区的眼睛健康质量. We wish her all the best in her future training!

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