The University of Alberta’s Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences has a well-established relationship with global ophthalmology.
The Department’s initiatives in developing countries include capacity building to improve local ophthalmology services and long-term sustainability, training and fellowships for local eye care providers, and direct service delivery in performing cataract and sub-specialty surgeries.
Their on-going STOP Glaucoma program continues to help halt progression of the disease in Sub Saharan Africa and will soon expand into areas of Eastern Africa and the Ivory Coast. The Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences Global Health initiative developed out of the tele-ophthalmology program which as designed to provide better health care services to patients living in underserved regions.
To learn more about the global ophthalmology efforts and resources at the University of Alberta’s Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, click here.