Sight For All’s In-Country Ophthalmology Fellowship Projects incorporate an opportunity to undertake an observership in Australia. Observerships provide an opportunity for Fellows to experience working in Australian ophthalmic clinics and operating theatres, spending time with Visionaries who have mentored them throughout the Fellowship. In November 2022, Paediatric Ophthalmologist, Dr Soleaphy had this opportunity, undertaking a 4-week observership at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead and the Sydney Children’s Hospital. Dr Soleaphy returns to Phnom Penh in early December, taking back with her further knowledge and skills to treat children with eye conditions at the Khmer Soviet Friendship Hospital.
Our sincere thanks to Paediatric Ophthalmology Visionaries, Dr Kimberley Tan, Dr Craig Donaldson, Dr Hughie Tsang and Dr Michael Jones for facilitating this opportunity and to our NSW Eye Health Educator, Lilly Psomadelis for taking such great care of for Dr Soleaphy during her time in Sydney.