Eye surgeons from the American non-governmental organization ORBIS are transferring advanced technology and treatment method for Glaucoma and squint on children to their colleagues in Ho Chi Minh City.
The transfer of technology is done in two courses with the first on Glaucoma undertaken by Dr. Maria Papadopoudos from Aug. 18-22 and the second on squint by Dr. Robert F Walters and Dr. Cheryl E Walkers from Aug. 25-29.
According to Director Tran Thi Phuong Thu of the HCM City Eye Hospital, this activity is part of projects on building a care network for children and improving the capacity of eye care for the municipal eye hospital.
The two projects were signed between the HCM City Eye Hospital and ORBIS in a bid to improve the capacity of eye surgeons in Ho Chi Minh City and the southern region as a whole, Thu said.
Glaucoma and squint can cause blindness in children if they are not detected early and treated properly.
ORBIS works to eliminate avoidable blindness in developing countries. It partners with local hospitals and administrations to deliver long-term projects to strengthen the local capacity in the field.