• Dr. Muhit, an Acedemic

     

    Dr. Muhit is an ophthalmologist and a public eye health expert. He was trained in Bangladesh and England and has a PhD in public health ophthalmology from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. Dr Muhit worked as an academic and researcher in community eye health for the last 13 years in various institutes including UCL Institute of Ophthalmology London, International Centre for Eye Health (ICEH), and more recently at the University of South Asia.

  • Dr. Muhit, an Acedemic

     

    During his academic career he has taught and trained over 300 ophthalmologists, eye care managers and researchers from over 80 countries around the world. Dr Muhit has also been involved in various large scale research programs on community eye health including Rapid Assessment of Avoidable blindness (RAAB) studies, Key informant method and childhood blindness studies in Bangladesh, Nepal, Iran, India, Sudan and other countries. At present he is a visiting faculty of London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Honorary Executive Director of Child Sight Foundation, Bangladesh, Chairman of Wahida & Matin memorial CSF eye hospital and Pro vice chancellor of University of South Asia.

  • Dr. Muhit, an Acedemic

     

     In the past 13 years, his tireless efforts to eliminate avoidable childhood blindness globally and in Bangladesh has been widely recognised. His leadership was also instrumental in the design and implementation of the first national child blindness study in Bangladesh which involved nearly 2,000 blind children.  Building on his research experience, Dr. Muhit in 2004 undertook pilot projects to evaluate the efficacy of ‘Key Informant Method’ of identification of children with blindness. ‘Key Informant Method’ of survey differs from ‘House to House’ method of survey.

Videos

  • Childhood Blindness Global  Overview of Epidemiology and Control strategies
  • Freshers
  • Advantages of being visually impaired
  • Documentary on Key Informant Method (KIM)

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