Sharing our knowledge with the eye health community

Written by Admin, published on October 25, 2016 Donate Today
A doctor examines a child’s eyes at Kapenguria Eye Unit. This hospital is featured in our poster presentation on our comprehensive eye care model in Kenya.

This week, representatives from Operation Eyesight (including yours truly) are headed to Durban, South Africa for the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness’s 10th General Assembly. Our team will join 1,600 other delegates to discuss public health issues related to blindness and visual impairment. We submitted seven abstracts to the program committee, and we’re delighted to report that all seven were accepted and will be presented at the Assembly

Our poster presentations will include our child eye health project in Kenya, cataract surgery coverage in Ghana, sustainable vision centres in India and our successful program models. Dr. Boateng Wiafe, our Director of Quality and Advocacy, will also deliver a presentation on the national blindness and visual impairment study we spearheaded in Ghana.

We’re excited for the opportunity to share with our international colleagues some of the things we’ve been able to learn and achieve, thanks to our donors’ support. We hope to share more with you, too. Be sure to “Like” Operation Eyesight on Facebook and follow us on Twitter so you can see photos and updates from the Assembly.