International symposium on ophthalmology in developing countries. San Francisco CA USA, 1992/03/12.
Many developing countries face the overwhelming problem of addressing preventable and curable blindness.
United States-based ophthalmologists can make important contributions in this regard by volunteering to teach and deliver eye care overseas.
However, there are a number of potential risks and difficulties.
Surgical Eye Expeditions (SEE) International has developed a logistical outline and planning checklist designed to minimize or avoid such problems.
Critical components include a firm timetable, advanced planning, advance contact with a local ophthalmologist or organization, and a thorough understanding of the importance of adapting to the needs of other cultures.
Mots-clés Pascal : Chirurgie, Oeil, Enseignement professionnel, Ophtalmologie, Aide internationale, Homme, Etats Unis, Programme sanitaire, Pays en développement, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Surgery, Eye, Occupational education, Ophthalmology, International assistance, Human, United States, Sanitary program, Developing countries, North America, America
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