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Retinopathy roll-out

Myeik Hospital in Myanmar has taken delivery of a new laser machine, provided by Sight For All with support from the Australian Government’s Australian NGO Cooperation Program (ANCP). “Sight For All and Myeik Hospital will train local ophthalmologists in Myanmar to enable them to better diagnose and treat diabetic retinopathy patients in their own regions.” …

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Love at first sight

As a junior doctor, Dr Ridia Lim fell in love with ophthalmology early in her career. Working for Sight For All in Vietnam as a Visionary, that love affair truly blossomed “When you teach the Fellows and suddenly you see that a Fellow has had a ‘lightbulb’ moment, that is really powerful”– Dr Ridia Lim …

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New clinic fights glaucoma

Myanmar Glaucoma Fellowship graduate Dr May Ko Ko Thet, who completed training at the Royal Adelaide Hospital in early 2015, is paying it forward. Since returning to Myanmar, Dr Thet has been treating patients at the Yangon Eye Hospital. She has now set up a new glaucoma eye clinic at the hospital and is training …

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Life-changing work

The long medical career of Dr Gerard Sutton has been peppered with confronting and profound experiences, but an event on a working visit to South East Asia in 2004, remains forever etched in his memory. It is a vision the eye doctor will never forget. “When I arrived at the hospital late in the evening, …

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Eyes on the prize

Melbourne-based Ophthalmologist Dr Charles Su, who recently returned from a training tour to Cambodia where he is helping train two opthalmologists undertaking Sight For All’s in-country Oculoplastics Fellowship, said the Fellows were making good progress. “It was clear that our two Fellows, Dr Theary and Dr To Vichhey, had gained much in the intervening year, …

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Building Better Futures for Health Challenge @ Sydney – 29 May

We’re grateful for the generosity of our supporter, IDE Group, who will be donating all proceeds from ticket sales of their upcoming Building Better Futures for Health Challenge to fund Sight For All’s continued efforts in delivering sight-saving work in partner countries. Hosted in collaboration with Vivid Sydney, the annual competition provides a chance for …

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Refractionist Project Myanmar Closing Ceremony

Congratulations to the 9 Refractionists, who have successfully completed the two-year Clinical Upskilling of Refractionists to Deliver Comprehensive Eye Care in Myanmar Project. In July 2017, Sight For All commenced a Clinical Upskilling of Refractionists to Deliver Comprehensive Eye Care in Myanmar Project. The two-year project involved training 9 Refractionists from 5 teaching hospitals across …

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