Our Achievements

Research

International Studies

  • Yangon Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Study, Myanmar 2004
  • Meiktila Eye Study, Myanmar 2005
  • Botucatu Eye Study, Brazil 2005
  • Kandy Eye Study, Sri Lanka 2006
  • Schools for the Blind Study, Myanmar 2007
  • Schools for the Blind Study, Sri Lanka 2008-2009
  • Schools for the Blind Study, Cambodia 2009
  • Schoolchildren Refractive Error Study, Laos 2009
  • Childhood Refractive Error Study, Cambodia Oct-Nov 2010
  • School for the Blind Study, Bhutan Oct-Nov 2012
  • School for the Blind Study, Lao July 2013

Education

Subspecialty Workshops

  • Ongoing teaching programs in Lao, Myanmar, Nepal, Vietnam
  • Small incision cataract surgery course – Yangon Eye Hospital, Myanmar Jul 2010
  • Oculoplastics symposium, BP Koirala Eye Centre, Kathmandu, Nepal Oct 2010
  • Small incision cataract surgery course – Mandalay Eye Hospital, Myanmar Jul 2012
  • Retinoblastoma course – Vietnam National Institute of Ophthalmology, Hanoi, Vietnam Mar 2013
  • Retinal laser course – National Ophthalmology Centre, Vientiane, Lao 2014

Sub-specialty Fellowships in Australia

  • Vitreo-retina RAH 1996 – Dr Mya Aung (Myanmar)
  • Vitreo-retina RAH 1998 – Dr Tissa Seneratne (Sri Lanka)
  • Vitreo-retina RAH 2001 – Dr Anil Sharma (Nepal)
  • Vitreo-retina RAH 2004 – Dr San Myint (Myanmar)
  • Vitreo-retina RAH 2006 – Dr Daya Keembiyage (Sri Lanka)
  • Oculoplastics RAH 2007 – Dr Venky Prabhakaran (India)
  • Vitreo-retina RAH 2008 – Dr Mangala Gamage (Sri Lanka)
  • Oculoplastics RAH 2008 – Dr Aye Aye Khine (Myanmar)
  • Vitreo-retina RAH 2009 – Dr Qwan Nguyen (Vietnam)
  • Paediatric ophthalmology WCH 2009 – Dr Than Tun Aung (Myanmar)
  • Oculoplastics RAH 2010 – Dr Eugenie Poh (Singapore)
  • Vitreo-retina RAH 2010 – Dr Susith Kulasekara (Sri Lanka)
  • Cornea and external eye disease RAH 2010 – Dr Sumu Simon (India)
  • Paediatric ophthalmology WCH 2010 – Dr Pradeep Siriwardana (Sri Lanka)
  • Orthoptics Christian Medical College Vellore, India 2010 – Mr Soe Hlaing (Myanmar)
  • Oculoplastics RAH 2012-13 – Dr Gulshan Shresta (Nepal) – ALAF funded
  • Glaucoma RAH, QEH & FMC 2012-13 – Dr Deki Deki (Bhutan) ALAF funded
  • Paediatric ophthalmology WCH 2013 - Dr Tavisha Udupihille (Sri Lanka)
  • Vitreo-retina RAH 2012-13 - Dr Hemamali Seneviratne (Sri Lanka)
  • Oculoplastics RAH 2013-14 – Dr Khine Su (Myanmar)
  • Retinoblastoma with Dr Santosh Honavar in Hyderabad, India 2013 Dr Trang (Vietnam) – funded by Eye Cancer Foundation (USA)
  • Glaucoma RAH & FMC 2014 – Dr May Ko Ko Thet (Myanmar) ALAF funded
  • Retinoblastoma with Dr Santosh Honavar in Hyderabad, India 2014 – Dr Jyoti Shreshta (Nepal) – funded by Eye Cancer Foundation (USA)
  • Vitreo-retina RAH 2014-15 – Dr San Hlaing Min (Myanmar)
  • Medical retina RAH 2014-15 – Dr Wathsala Priyadarshinie (Sri Lanka)
  • Cornea RAH 2016-2017 - Dr Aye Moe Htet (Myanmar)

In-Country Fellowships (Sight For All consultants training fellows in their own country)

  • Lao 2011-12 – vitreo-retina
  • Vietnam 2012 – paediatric ophthalmology
  • Vietnam 2013 – oculoplastics
  • Vietnam 2014 – neuro-ophthalmology
  • Vietnam 2014 – contact lens training
  • Lao 2013-14 – glaucoma
  • Lao 2013-15 – paediatric ophthalmology
  • Cambodia 2013-15 – paediatric ophthalmology
  • Lao 2014-14 – medical retina
  • Lao 2014-15 – oculoplastics
  • Vietnam 2015 - corneal
  • Cambodia 2015- 17 - glaucoma
  • Lao 2016-17 - vitreo retinal
  • Myanmar 2016-17 - neuro-ophthalmology
  • Cambodia 2017-18 - retina
  • Vietnam 2017-18 - glaucoma

In-Country Collaborative Fellowships (Sight For All trained fellows training their own fellows)

  • Myanmar 2014-15 – paediatric ophthalmology

Low Vision Training

  • Bhutan 2011 – Dr Dechen Wangmo and Mr Abi Khatiwara

Health Promotion

Health Awareness Campaigns

  • Diabetic eye disease awareness campaign, Myanmar 2006 to present

Cataract Surgery and Eye Health Awareness Seminars

  • Seminars conducted in all Myanmar Secondary Eye Centres outlined below.

Infrastructure Support

Establishment of New Regional Eye Centres

  • Myanmar 2008 - Pyin U Lwin Secondary Eye Centre
  • Myanmar 2009 - Pyapon, Labutta Secondary Eye Centres
  • Myanmar 2011 – East Yangon, Shwe Kyin Secondary Eye Centres
  • Myanmar 2012 – West Yangon, Thandwe Secondary Eye Centres
  • Lao 2012 – Bolikhamxay Provincial Eye Centre
  • Myanmar 2014 – Taungoo, Sagaing, Homealin Secondary Eye Centres

Equipment and Facility Upgrade of Existing Regional Eye Centres

  • Myanmar 2008 - Lashio, Thingangyun, Pyinmana, Maubin, Hinthada, Myeik, Dawei Secondary Eye Centres
  • Myanmar 2009 – Insein, Pyay, Bago, Taunggyi, Pathein Secondary Eye Centres
  • Lao 2010 – Luang Prabang, Sayaboury Provincial Eye Centres
  • Myanmar 2011 – Kalaymyo, Kyaingtong, Loilem, Loikaw, Kawthaung Secondary Eye Centres
  • Lao 2011 – Saravan, Sekong Provincial Eye Centres
  • Myanmar 2012 – Pakokku, Magwe, Hakha, Falam Secondary Eye Centres

Equipment and Facility Upgrade of Primary Teaching Centres

  • Yangon Eye Hospital, Yangon, Myanmar – ongoing support
  • Mandalay Eye and ENT Hospital, Mandalay, Myanmar - ongoing support
  • National Ophthalmology Centre, Vientiane, Lao - ongoing support
  • Vietnam National Institute of Ophthalmology, Hanoi, Vietnam – ongoing support (paediatric ophthalmology, oculoplastics, neuro-ophthalmology)
  • Khmer Soviet Friendship Hospital, Phnom Penh, Cambodia - ongoing support

Establishment of Paediatric Eye Units

  • Myanmar 2010 - Yangon Eye Hospital, Yangon
  • Sri Lanka 2011 – Sirimavo Bandaranayake Children’s Hospital, Kandy
  • Lao 2013 – National Ophthalmology Centre, Vientiane
  • Cambodia 2014 – Khmer Soviet Friendship Hospital, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
  • Myanmar 2015 - Mandalay Eye Ear Nose & Throat Hospital, Mandalay, Myanmar
  • Bangladesh 2016 - Ophthalmology Society of Bangladesh Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh