Preparing for Surgical Mission - ASCRS 2017

  • Preparing for Surgical Missions - Lisa Park MD
  • Safety and Health in Missions - Susan MacDonald MD
  • Preparing for Missions - Stan Pletcher MD
  • Glaucoma in the Developing World- Scott Lawrence MD
  • Five (5) Minute Cure for Blindness - David Chang MD
  • A Model of Sustainable Eye Care - Dong Hae KIM MD

Nepal Relief - Update

Nepal Relief - Update
Global Sight Alliance and the ASCRS Foundation has a close partnership with Geoff Tabin, Dr. Sanduk Ruit, and the Himalayan Cataract Project whose work in Nepal was greatly affected by the recent earthquake. Below is an email we received updating us on the progress that is underway. We encourage Read more:

Handling Eyes Together (a review)

Handling Eyes Together (a review)

I attended the Handling Eyes Together Conference this weekend in Fort Worth TX and couldn't be more glad I did. When I first saw the email about the conference, I thought I've been meaning to follow through with medical missions after going to Camp Diego October 2013 where I did 11 MSICS Read more:

Training the Trainers

Training the Trainers
The chief of ophthalmology at Gondar is Dr. Yared Assefa, an excellent clinician and surgeon. Yared is a resourceful and capable leader who has built his eye department from scratch during the past decade. More recently he oversaw construction of a freestanding eye hospital that can accommodate a Read more:

ASCRS supports training Center in Ethiopia

ASCRS supports training Center in Ethiopia
David F. Chang, MD says that of all the challenges we must overcome in reversing the rising backlog of cataract blindness in the developing world, the most formidable is the dire shortage of properly trained cataract surgeons. Fortunately, a number of international centers have demonstrated the Read more:

Second Suns

Second Suns
This summer, two newsworthy developments are providing Himalayan Cataract Project with substantial mainstream publicity. At the 35th annual Telluride Mountain Film Festival, the documentary "Duk County" won two of the top three awards - the Vaughan Indomitable Spirit Award and the Moving Mountains Read more:

Innovative Program to Reduce Cataract Blindness

Innovative Program to Reduce Cataract Blindness
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

February 26, 2013

INNOVATIVE PROGRAM TO REDUCE CATARACT BLINDNESS IN DEVELOPING WORLD HAS PROMISE, NEEDS TO BE TESTED, RAND STUDY SAYS

Use of high-fidelity simulators to train cataract surgeons in developing nations could dramatically cut the prevalence of blindness around Read more:

FREE MSICS Manual

FREE MSICS Manual
FREE 185 page MSICS Manual on EBOOK Training videos included ! The AravindManual Small Incision Cataract Surgery book has been developed for the iPad and is now available for download. Because of the importance of this procedure and the need for broad distribution, we are releasing this Read more:

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