Highly efficient mission cataract surgery

Highly efficient mission cataract surgery
We were 4 surgeons performing 580 cataracts and 5 minor procedures. We started at 8.30 Am and finished at 8 PM, we had one hour lunch time. Besides that we are performing 350 to 400 surgeries every day in the month of March, this is busiest time for us in the history of the hospital. We did one Read more:

Barriers to cataract surgery

Barriers to cataract surgery

The Cataract Surgical Rate (CSR) varies greatly from country to country depending often primarily on surgeon supply. In China the CSR is approximately 772 cases/million/year. One major factor in this is non-economic barriers to cataract surgery. Global Sight Advisor, Dennis Lam and Project Read more:

Manual Small Incision Cataract Surgery: A Review

Manual Small Incision Cataract Surgery:  A Review
Rengaraj Venkatesh and David Chang et al have just released a report in the Asia-Pacific Journal of Ophthalmology March/April issue reviewing the safety and efficacy of manual small incision cataract surgery (MSICS).
This is an excellent article that reviews every part of the surgical technique and Read more:

Free Online Journals for teaching institutions

Free Online Journals for teaching institutions
A phenomenal program sponsored by the WHO allows many missionaries and doctors in many developing world countries to access over 3500 journals freely with access to the abstract and full text of current and past articles.This program is called HINARI standing for:

Health InterNetwork Access to Read more:

Pediatric cataracts and international ophthalmology

Pediatric cataracts and international ophthalmology
Dr. Edward Wilson was the invited guest speaker at the 2009 COS Missions Emphasis meeting held July 29th, 2009. His lectures are provided as links below. These lectures were taped in a special format which allows the viewer to see the original powerpoint slides and the speaker. You may also select Read more:

Mission Lectures Archive - COS 2009

Mission Lectures Archive - COS 2009
The Christian Ophthalmology Society holds a Mission Emphasis Day each year at its annual meeting. Below is an archive of some of the lectures given on July 29th, 2009 at Hilton Head Island. These lectures were taped in a special format which allows the viewer to see the original powerpoint slides Read more:

River blindness featured on CNN

River blindness featured on CNN
Cable News Network featured a story on river blindness in the world and how the Carter Center has been helping with the effort to eliminate the disease from the Americas and several African countries. Read more:

Standard Operating Procedure Manual for SICS

Standard Operating Procedure Manual for SICS
The Tilganga Eye Center has produced a "Standard Operating Procedure Manual For: Modern Small Incision Cataract Surgery (SICS)." This is a NON-Phaco procedure.

A special thanks to all ophthalmologists, Ophthalmic Assistants and management staff at Tilganga Eye Center who have been very supportive. Read more:

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