Nepal

Education

Sight For All provides in-country teaching workshops at BP Koirala Eye Centre in Kathmandu. This has included Dr James Muecke who provided ocular oncology teaching in November 2009 and Dr Garry Davis who undertook oculoplastics teaching in November 2010. Dr Davis was also an invited speaker at the country’s first oculoplastics seminar.

Fellowship Program

Dr Gulshan Shreshta from Kathmandu undertook a 12 months hands-on fellowship in ophthalmic plastic surgery at Royal Adelaide Hospital and Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Adelaide. He returned to BP Koirala Eye Institute in June 2013 as the country’s leading oculoplastics specialist. Thank you to the Australian Government’s “Australian Award Fellowships” scheme for sponsoring this high impact sustainable initiative.

Sight For All arranged for paediatric ophthalmologist, Dr Jyoti Shrestha, to travel to Hyderabad, India in 2014 for three months of intensive training with Dr Santosh Honavar in the management of retinoblastoma, a rare but potentially deadly childhood eye cancer. Thank you to the Eye Cancer Foundation (USA) who generously funded this initiative.