Ophthalmology Missions (6)

Yo2Go Global Ophthalmology Make a difference OjO Ophthalmology jobs Online

Did you know that Yo2Go Connects Young Ophthalmologists for Global Ophthalmology!  Take a look at this roster of Yo2Go Liaisons from many different residency programs. http://yo2go.org/get-involved/become-a-yo2go-liaison-for-your-program

This is a great opportunity to get involved with global eye care relief efforts.

Here is a list of Global Fellowship Programs in Ophthalmology- Courtesy of Yo2Go.org: http://yo2go.org/opportunities/global-fellowship-programs

Among the programs listed are The Dean McGee Eye Institute http://dmei.org/global-eye-care1

Emory Eye Center http://www.eyecenter.emory.edu/education/global_ophthalmology_fellowship.htm

University of Nebraska Medical Center http://www.unmc.edu/eye/international/fellowship.html

John Moran Eye Center at the University of Utah School of Medicine http://medicine.utah.edu/ophthalmology/education/fellowship/international.php

Wills Eye Center for Academic Global Ophthalmology https://www.willseye.org/academic-global-ophthalmology-fellowship

Restoring Sight. Transforming Lives.

https://www.seeintl.org/countries/

Young and Experienced Ophthalmologists who are interested in medical eye trips, should check out SEE International.  
"SEE works with partners around the world to restore sight and transform lives of underserved populations. We are committed to working in developing countries, where 90% of the world’s blind live, with the aim of ensuring all have access to quality eye care."
SEE does a great job of vetting and screening ophthalmologists so that the care given is exceptional.  Only Board Certified Ophthalmologists are able to be lead surgeons on their trips.  Ophthalmology Residents and Fellows can attend and pitch in but cannot perform surgery.  This is a great way for YOs to get exposure to the world's blind poor, who desperately need our help!  SEE has a lot of opportunities, especially for fellowship trained ophthalmologists to teach and train ophthalmologists in their home countries.  This is a neat, sustainable way to empower local eye surgeons to better care for their communities.
Personal note:  The late, Dr. Harry Brown, was the energetic, compassionate, visionary behind SEE International. Harry's life touched so many and his legacy lives on through SEE.

 


eyemobile portable microscope for ophthalmology missions and cataract surgery trips scop
What's the best microscope in the world for the traveling ophthalmologist?  Where can you find a portable microscope you can use on your next ophthalmology mission trip? 

So you'd love to go on an international eye care mission trip- a cataract surgery mission.  But, you only know Phaco...And you don't have a portable Phaco unit. You've always wanted to learn the MSICS procedure and you've seen Geoff Tabin and David Chang discussing the comparison of outcomes using these two approaches. 

The article was featured in Review of Ophthalmology in 2011.  This is an older article but it offers some valuable insights from an ophthalmologist who has been heavily involved in ophthalmology missions for a long time.

Global Sight Alliance Missions Map

The Global Sight Alliance is an ophthalmologist run non-profit that works to unite efforts to overcome cataract blindness throughout the world.  Think of them as the "E Harmony" of the global eye care missions world.