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International Ophthalmology

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International Ophthalmology: The Treatment of Retinal Diseases in the Developing World

Hugh Parsons, MD, FRCSC

Department of Ophthalmology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia
7 March 2003

UBC Department of Ophthalmology Grand Rounds
50 minutes duration.


  • Outline the challenges and rewards of participation in international ophthalmology projects
  • How to evaluate the needs in a community
  • How to fulfill those needs in an appropriate manner
  • Choosing a program that is right for you
  • Examples of projects which have involved international ophthalmology with a focus on retinal treatment
  • Discuss how these projects may optimally manage the balance between patient care, knowledge transfer, and technology transfer

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  • This event is eligible for 15 minutes of Section 2 CME credit

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