John A. Hovanesian

Ophthalmic Outreach

Ophthalmic Outreach

Programs tackle high rate of blindness among women

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, September 25, 2008
Erin L. Boyle
They are mothers, daughters and grandmothers, and they share one health factor in common: Around the world, two out of every three people who are…
Ophthalmic Outreach

Foundation seeks to treat blinding disease linked to HIV/AIDS

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, August 25, 2008
Erin L. Boyle
Before antiretroviral drug therapy was introduced in the West, blindness caused by opportunistic infections linked to HIV/AIDS was one of the worst…
Ophthalmic Outreach

Group funds standardized eye care units to treat blindness in Africa

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, June 25, 2008
Erin L. Boyle
Many people who are blinded by treatable cataracts cannot reach hospitals or eye clinics for treatment. An initiative by the One World Sight Project…
Ophthalmic Outreach

Surgeon: Volunteer work in Ghana leaves lasting impression

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, May 25, 2008
Francis Carbonaro, MD, MRCOphth
I had the opportunity recently to do some voluntary ophthalmic work at the Tema Christian Eye Center in Ghana, a country in West Africa with a…
Ophthalmic Outreach

Organization draws on global resources to eradicate blindness

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, April 25, 2008
Erin L. Boyle
Potential patients will often travel long distances, by any means possible – foot, cart, train or motor vehicle – simply to learn if they are…
Ophthalmic Outreach

Orbis leader united people around cause of blindness prevention

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, March 25, 2008
Jessica Loughery

John A. Hovanesian Oliver Foot, president and board member of Orbis International, died Feb. 6. He was 61.
Ophthalmic Outreach

Group offers services to Zambians with little access to eye care

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, January 25, 2008
Erin L. Boyle
A medical missionary stint 37 years ago in Sierra Leone gave James W. Tysinger, MD, not only a medical specialty but also a connection to the region…
Ophthalmic Outreach

Project trains Chinese physicians to meet need for cataract surgery

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, November 15, 2007
Erin L. Boyle
An outreach project designed to more quickly train Chinese medical residents in the country’s largest province could help meet an increasing need for…
Ophthalmic Outreach

Outreach organizations meet ophthalmic need in New Orleans

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, October 15, 2007
Erin L. Boyle
When Victoria Weiss, OD, traveled to New Orleans to provide eye care to victims of Hurricane Katrina 2 years ago, she did not expect to administer…
Ophthalmic Outreach

Armenian Eye Care Project offers rewards to its patients, volunteers

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, September 15, 2007
John A. Hovanesian, MD
Why would a practicing ophthalmologist, at the last minute, delay a family vacation and fly alone through 12 time zones to a country where he had…