Neuro-ophthalmology is the subspecialty of ophthalmology and neurology, that studies disturbances of vision and eye movements that have a neurological basis.
Ophthalmology training programs are focus on producing general ophthalmologist adept at cataract surgery and managing common ocular diseases. Fellowship training in neuro-ophthalmology requires more in-depth education about the pathophysiology and management of a neuro-ophthalmological disorder than can only usually be obtained in residency training in ophthalmology or neurology.
“A LIFE CHANGING OPPORTUNITY” IN MYANMAR
The Neuro-Ophthalmology Visionary Team, led by Prof John Crompton trained three fellows in the sub-specialty area – Dr Aye Kyaw Maung from Mandalay Eye Ear Nose and Throat Hospital (MEENTH), Dr Yin New Win from Yangon Eye Hospital and Dr Mon Mon Yi from the University of Medicine 2.
“I’d like to thank Sight For All, on behalf of the Myanmar Ophthalmic Society,” said Dr Yin New Win.
“This fellowship is a life-changing opportunity for me and for all the patients that I can now help. Please continue teaching programs like this to support young ophthalmologists, as well as our patients,” she said.
The Myanmar project, funded by the Geok Hua Wong Charitable Trust, follows Sight For All’s very successful 2014 Neuro-Ophthalmology Fellowship in Vietnam which trained three fellows – Drs Quang, Ngoc and Hung in this sub-specialty area.