Ophthalmology Grand Rounds
Cataract Blindness in Ghana: Approach, Progress and Promise
John Welling, MD
Cornea, Cataract and Refractive Surgeon
Medical Eye Center
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.