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Global Sight Webinars

Global Ophthalmology - Getting Started Early

Keynote Speaker -
John Welling, MD

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Dr. Welling shares about his global ophthalmology fellowship with the Moran Eye Center and gives tips to young ophthalmologists about getting started in international ophthalmology.  His insight and tips are valuable to anyone interested in getting involved.


Learning on the Mission Field

Keynote Speaker -
Stan Pletcher, MD
Baxter McLendon, MD
Nick Patel, MD

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Is it a GOOD or BAD idea to learn or re-learn surgical techniques on the mission field? What are the risks and what are the rewards?

In this webinar we explore what is involved in "learning surgical techniques on the mission field".   Dr. Baxter McLendon and Dr. Nick Patel share their insights for the benefit of our community.  The discussion is engaging, relevant and challenging for anyone hoping to be an effective international volunteer.  

Bridging the Technology Gap: Manual Sutureless Cataract Surgery in the Real World

Keynote Speaker -
Martin Spencer, MD
Stan Pletcher, MD

Monday, December 1, 2014

Together with Dr. Spencer we will explore the application and process of using MSICS in the Real World. We are excited about the knowledge that he brings to this field.

Dr. Spencer has transformed the way cataract surgery is done in the developing world. He has volunteered overseas with Seva regularly for many years and has both preformed surgery and trained eye care specialists in India, Nepal, Tibet, Malawi, Guatemala and Cambodia. He was one of the first doctors in the world to travel to India, Nepal and Tibet to set up eye camps in remote areas. He has voluntarily operated on thousands of cataract patients, transforming their lives by restoring their sight.

Sustainable Eye Care

Keynote Speaker -
Victoria M. Sheffield
John M. Barrows
Raheem Rahmathullah

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

International Eye Foundation -
This webinar addresses creative solutions to developing capacity for growth in remote areas around the world. Experts. Victory Sheffield, John M. Barrows, & Rageen Rahmathullah, from the International Eye Foundation share insights into how to make this possible.

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How to Develop a Partnership with an Institution in a Developing Country

Keynote Speaker -
David Friedman, M.D.
Alfred Sommer, M.D.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

"Partnering with eyecare institutions in developing countries can take many forms. For some it involves visiting a host and performing surgery to help alleviate blindness in that area. Others go as far as to develop NGOs that offer specialized training or skills to partner organizations. What makes for successful partnership is similar to what leads to any good relationship; mutual trust, understanding, and shared values and goals.

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Training Strategies for MSICS on a Global Scale - Webinar - with Glenn Strauss

Keynote Speaker -
Glenn Strauss, MD
Stan Pletcher, M.D.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Dr. Strauss has served as an ophthalmologist and medical educator for over 25 years. He began international work in 1986 serving as a consultant for governmental and non-governmental international projects. Since 1997 he has worked to develop innovative techniques to address the problem of cataract blindness in developing nations and in 2005, he began his manual small incision cataract surgery training program. He has personally trained dozens of national and international surgeons in high quality, low cost cataract surgery techniques.

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Phaco vs MSICS Webinar

Keynote Speaker -
David Chang, M.D.
Rengaraj Venkatech, M.D.
Haripriya Aravind, M.D.

Wednesday, November 19, 2012

One of the most impressive slides shown during the webinar tonight (Nov. 19th) was this slide at the beginning of Dr. Haripriya's presentation of the poor distribution of ophthalmologists in the world in comparison to the areas of needs for global blindness.  I don't know if many have seen this cartogram before, but it is impressive to me each time that I see it.  Another corrollary of this depiction is that even within developing countries where there are too few ophthalmologists, the distribution within the country is also highly favoring capitol cities and major urban areas sometimes with large areas of the country under-represented.

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High Volume / High Quality Cataract Surgery - webinar

Keynote Speaker -
Matt Oliva, M.D.
Geoff Tabin, M.D.

Wednesday, May 19, 2012

The Himalayan Cataract Project has helped pioneer the delivery of efficient and cost effective cataract surgery in some of the worlds poorest and most remote locations    Dr. Tabin and Dr. Oliva shared their recent experience restoring sight in North Wollo, Ethiopia, which has one of the highest prevalence rates of blindness in the world.  


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