Students Classroom

Ophthalmology Grand Rounds

April 7, 2021 | 7:00 am–8:00 am MCW_Icons_Make_An_Appointment_Green iCAL

Cataract Blindness in Ghana: Approach, Progress and Promise

Presented by:
John Welling, MD
Cornea, Cataract and Refractive Surgeon
Medical Eye Center
Medford, OR
Country Coordinator-Ghana, Himalayan Cataract Project

A presentation on the work of the Himalayan Cataract Project in Ghana over the last several years, including a 5-year plan to reduce the backlog of cataract blindness and develop a sustainable national cataract outreach program. We will discuss the tremendous personal and societal impacts of cataract blindness as well as the impact of sight-restoring cataract surgery. We will cover progress made, lessons learned, and future directions.

Event Location

  • Webex