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Global Sight Webinars

ISMSICS Mega Debate

Keynote Speakers -
David Chang, Abhay Vasavada, Steve Arshinoff, Lisa Park, Rodolfo Mastropasqua

Saturday, June 13th, 2020

Join this webinar discussing phaco vs MSICS in the post COVID time period along with many debates within ophthalmology.


Global Ophthalmology - Getting Started Early

Keynote Speaker -
John Welling, MD

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Dr. Welling shares about his global ophthalmology fellowship with the Moran Eye Center and gives tips to young ophthalmologists about getting started in international ophthalmology.  His insight and tips are valuable to anyone interested in getting involved.


Learning Manual Small Incision Cataract Surgery Webinar The Aravind Approach

Keynote Speakers -
William Myers, Rengaraj Venkatesh, Haripriya Aravind, Jeff Pettey, David Khrorram and more

Thursday, April 23rd, 2020

You won't want to miss this exciting and comprehensive program on Manual Small Incision Cataract Surgery (MSICS) which features both formal presentations and panel discussions by expert surgeons from throughout the world on many topics related to MSICS.J


Learning on the Mission Field

Keynote Speaker -
Stan Pletcher, MD
Baxter McLendon, MD
Nick Patel, MD

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Is it a GOOD or BAD idea to learn or re-learn surgical techniques on the mission field? What are the risks and what are the rewards?

In this webinar we explore what is involved in "learning surgical techniques on the mission field".   Dr. Baxter McLendon and Dr. Nick Patel share their insights for the benefit of our community.  The discussion is engaging, relevant and challenging for anyone hoping to be an effective international volunteer.  

Bridging the Technology Gap: Manual Sutureless Cataract Surgery in the Real World

Keynote Speaker -
Martin Spencer, MD
Stan Pletcher, MD

Monday, December 1, 2014

Together with Dr. Spencer we will explore the application and process of using MSICS in the Real World. We are excited about the knowledge that he brings to this field.

Dr. Spencer has transformed the way cataract surgery is done in the developing world. He has volunteered overseas with Seva regularly for many years and has both preformed surgery and trained eye care specialists in India, Nepal, Tibet, Malawi, Guatemala and Cambodia. He was one of the first doctors in the world to travel to India, Nepal and Tibet to set up eye camps in remote areas. He has voluntarily operated on thousands of cataract patients, transforming their lives by restoring their sight.

Sustainable Eye Care

Keynote Speaker -
Victoria M. Sheffield
John M. Barrows
Raheem Rahmathullah

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

International Eye Foundation -
This webinar addresses creative solutions to developing capacity for growth in remote areas around the world. Experts. Victory Sheffield, John M. Barrows, & Rageen Rahmathullah, from the International Eye Foundation share insights into how to make this possible.

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How to Develop a Partnership with an Institution in a Developing Country

Keynote Speaker -
David Friedman, M.D.
Alfred Sommer, M.D.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

"Partnering with eyecare institutions in developing countries can take many forms. For some it involves visiting a host and performing surgery to help alleviate blindness in that area. Others go as far as to develop NGOs that offer specialized training or skills to partner organizations. What makes for successful partnership is similar to what leads to any good relationship; mutual trust, understanding, and shared values and goals.

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Training Strategies for MSICS on a Global Scale - Webinar - with Glenn Strauss

Keynote Speaker -
Glenn Strauss, MD
Stan Pletcher, M.D.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Dr. Strauss has served as an ophthalmologist and medical educator for over 25 years. He began international work in 1986 serving as a consultant for governmental and non-governmental international projects. Since 1997 he has worked to develop innovative techniques to address the problem of cataract blindness in developing nations and in 2005, he began his manual small incision cataract surgery training program. He has personally trained dozens of national and international surgeons in high quality, low cost cataract surgery techniques.

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