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Message from AACO Board Members


Prof Aysun IDIL (Turkey)

Dear Prof Lezheng Wu,President of AACO  and  Prof Dr Tharwat Mokbel                 

I am honored to be a member of the Board of the Afro-Asian Ophthalmology Council (AACO). Many thanks to President Prof.Lezheng Wu, Vice president Prof.T Mokbel, Secretary General Prof T Mamoun and Treasurer Prof M Morshed for their efforts to AACO. I visited three important websites about AACO with pleasure and pride.

The I would love to attend the 20th Afro-Asian ophthalmology congress (AACO 2020) to be held in Pakistan lahore on 2.6.2020.

See you in Pakistan on December 2.6, 2020.

On days without Corona  “Uniting, Sharing, Progressing”!

About Prof. Dr. Aysun İdil
Prof. Dr. Aysun İdil is an expert in two medical fields, ophthalmolgy and Public Health-Epidemiology. She has carried out many projects on the prevention of blindness and low vision rehabilitation and has many publications.

Idil has carried out the first epidemiological field research related to Behcet's Disease and Diabetic Retinopathy in Turkey. Also she began the visual rehabilitation services in Turkey.

She is the founder and director of Ankara University Faculty of Medicine vision research and low vision rehabilitation’ center. Also first time in Turkey, she has started  'vision, artificial vision and rehabilitation of low vision'  master's and doctoral programs for ophthalmologist. She is also the president of the “First Look” Charity Association.

In 2010, she was honored with the prestigious Ankara Chamber of Medicine Science and Service Award for her public-health-focused work on prevention of blindness and less visible rehabilitation. 

In 2016, 'lifetime disabled-friendly' award was given.

She is a senior consultant on visual impairment for many governmental organizations, such as Turkish Prime Ministry She is a senior consultant on visual impairment for many governmental organizations, such as Turkish Prime MinistrPresidency of Administration on Disabled People, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Health, Social Secuirty Institution. She is Turkish Ophthalmological Association  Socıety Of Optıcs, Refractıon And Low Vısıon Rehabılıtatıon secretary.”


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