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On the Frontline of Care in Syria

Posted on November 17, 2016
Topic: ICO Examinations

Dr. Ahmed Hassan Batal is a member of the ICO Examinations Committee, and a pediatric ophthalmologist from Saudi Arabia. For the last two years, Dr. Batal has been working at Emel Hospital in Syria, which is close to the Turkish border. The hospital is on the frontline of the crisis in Syria and is receiving many casualties from the conflict every day. Dr. Batal and other volunteer doctors work tirelessly to save the lives and eyesight of patients suffering terrible injuries.

In addition, Dr. Batal has been sponsoring all Syrian ophthalmologists who take the ICO Examinations and has pledged to continue to do this while the conflict lasts in Syria. To date there have been 62 candidates who have benefited from his generosity. The ICO and the ICO Examinations Committee thank Dr. Batal very much for his kindness and humanity.

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