Glaucoma

In 2012, Sight For All trained Bhutan's first glaucoma specialist, Dr Deki, who undertook a 12-month fellowship at the Royal Adelaide Hospital, in Australia.


Dr Deki being presented with her certificate in Adelaide, 2013

In 2014, Myanmar’s Dr May Ko Ko Thet trained as a glaucoma specialist on a 12-month fellowship at the Royal Adelaide Hospital.

Also in 2014, Dr Khamphoua trained as the first glaucoma specialist in Lao at the National Ophthalmology Centre (NOC) in Vientiane.

As part of the project, Sight For All also purchased a new Ellex YAG - SLT laser and a Zeiss OCT (Optic Coherence Tomography) for the centre to improve glaucoma diagnosis.

In December 2017, Drs Tharath and Sophal from Khmer Soviet Friendship Hospital, Phnom Penh, Cambodia completed fellowships in glaucoma through Sight For All's reverse fellowship project.

As part of the project, Sight For All also purchased a new Iridex Cyclo-G6 System Glaucoma InfraRed laser for the treatment of patients with severe glaucoma, very common in Cambodia.

 


Sight For All Visionary, Dr Ridia Lim with glaucoma fellows, Dr Sophal and Dr Tharath

Currently three glaucoma fellows are being trained at the Vietnam National Institute of Ophthalmology, Hanoi, Vietnam. They are Drs Hien, Ha and Truc. This fellowship will run through until early 2019.