John A. Hovanesian

Ophthalmic Outreach

Ophthalmic Outreach

ASCRS Foundation builds, supports clinics in developing countries

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, August 15, 2007
John A. Hovanesian, MD, FACS: Dr. Fine, please tell us how the ASCRS Foundation came into being. I. Howard Fine, MD: Several years ago, members of…
Ophthalmic Outreach

An eye mission to Honduras leaves lasting memories, surgeon says

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, June 15, 2007
Jonathan M. Davidorf, MD
In October, I went on a surgical eye mission trip to San Pedro Sula, Honduras, with my close friend Craig Aaronson, a record company executive, and…
Ophthalmic Outreach

Group looks to establish lasting relationships with Iraqi physicians

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, May 15, 2007
Erin L. Boyle
A physician-based, nonprofit group intends to open its second continuing medical education center in Iraq after the success of its first center in a…
Ophthalmic Outreach

Ecuadorian mission work more contagious than it is dangerous

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, April 15, 2007
Stan Pletcher, MD
Ophthalmic missions are a dangerous proposition. I have told this to a few colleagues and to some of our ophthalmic techs, and several have assumed…
Ophthalmic Outreach

Surgeon performs medical missions on Mercy Ships

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, March 15, 2007
Thomas R. Elmer Jr., MD
A note from the Ophthalmic Outreach Editor: This month’s column was submitted by Thomas R. Elmer Jr., MD, of Amherst, N. Y. His energetic…
Ophthalmic Outreach

Surgeons learned as much as they taught in outreach program to Kazakhstan

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, January 15, 2007
Erin L. Boyle
Forging international relations and sharing information about different practices and techniques are two important aspects of an ophthalmic outreach…
Ophthalmic Outreach

Outreach programs help individuals receive critical ocular care

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, December 15, 2006
Erin L. Boyle
Physicians and other eye health professionals can help treat ocular health issues around the world, without having to leave the office, by donating…
Ophthalmic Outreach

First volunteer eye meeting held in Vietnam

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, October 15, 2006
Michele Stratton
They say, “When you want to get a job done, ask a busy person.” As with so many volunteer efforts, people who already have overcommitted lives often…
Ophthalmic Outreach

OSN Ophthalmic Outreach column will highlight volunteer experiences

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, August 15, 2006
Katrina Altersitz
A new column in Ocular Surgery News, OSN Ophthalmic Outreach, will allow ophthalmologists and others to share their experiences with volunteering…