BOSTON, MA June 2013 – NEEC Director Jay S. Duker spent 10 days in Ghana, Africa to teach retinal diagnosis and treatment to local ophtholmologists. It was a volunteer medical mission through Unite for Sight, an organiztion supports eye clinics worldwide by investing human and financial resources in their social ventures to eliminate patient barriers to eye care.
Duker was in Accra, Ghana for 10 days to teach retinal diagnosis and treatment to a local ophthalmologist. At the time, there were 65 ophthalmologists in Ghana (a country of about 25 million), but none are retinal specialists and no one was doing retinal surgery.
“We made a great deal of progress over 10 days and now intravitreal Avastin injections are available in Ghana,” Duker reported. “I highly recommend those interested in using their skills to improve care worldwide consider going on a medical mission in general and the Unite for Sight experience specifically.”
For more information on Unite for Sight, see the Web site: www.uniteforsight.org.
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