John A. Hovanesian

Ophthalmic Outreach

Ophthalmic Outreach

Teaching consortium in Saudi Arabia inspires intercontinental research

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, November 10, 2011
Ten ophthalmologists and vision scientists from across the United States presented a broad program covering the latest innovations in research…
Ophthalmic Outreach

Mobile ophthalmology clinic achieves long-term success and expands initiatives

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, October 10, 2011
Since 1972, a mobile ophthalmology clinic has been providing care to the citizens of remote communities in Northern Ontario, Canada, an area larger…
Ophthalmic Outreach

Lessons learned from charity surgery mission to Tonga

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, June 10, 2010
Uday Devgan, MD, FACS
The Kingdom of Tonga is a tiny cluster of islands in the Pacific, near Fiji and Samoa, and the first country across the international date line. It…
Ophthalmic Outreach

Friendship leads to ophthalmic outreach mission in Kurdistan

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, October 10, 2009
Phillips Kirk Labor, MD, met Gazi B. Zibari, MD, FACS, FICS, when both were attending medical school at Louisiana State University. Dr. Labor was…
Ophthalmic Outreach

Sustainability key to long-term outreach projects

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, August 25, 2009
Surgeons making volunteer visits to a developing country always do some good, but the amount of good depends not just on the work they perform…
Ophthalmic Outreach

Imperial City Eye Meeting to bring educational outreach to Vietnam

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, May 25, 2009
The Imperial City Eye Meeting is run on a shoestring, according to meeting organizer John M. Corboy, MD. Based out of a filing cabinet in Dr…
Ophthalmic Outreach

Ophthalmologist shortage, AIDS/HIV crisis draw surgeon to Africa

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, March 25, 2009
When P. Jeffrey Colquhoun, MD, arrives at the Zimba Eye Clinic in Zambia, he is greeted by the many individuals waiting outside the clinic for…
Ophthalmic Outreach

Volunteer project brings ocular services, training to Southeast Asia

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, January 25, 2009
She was a young woman of 18 and had been blinded by cataracts for most of her life when her parents brought her to a Myanmar eye care clinic in…
Ophthalmic Outreach

Husband-and-wife team bring medical help to Fiji residents in need

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, November 25, 2008
When Marta Tooma, DDS, arrived in Fiji for a short stay nearly 10 years ago, she offered her medical services to as many people as she …
Ophthalmic Outreach

Initiative moves toward eliminating trachoma worldwide

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, October 25, 2008
Erin L. Boyle
Trachoma is a disease of poverty and has affected an estimated 41 million people around the world, causing irreversible visual loss or…