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A Vision for Ending Preventable Blindness

A Vision for Ending Preventable Blindness
Tuesday, September 26, 2023
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Think Global

More than three quarters of the estimated 43 million people in the world who are blind could regain sight through medical intervention. But around 90 percent of these cases of preventable blindness occur in low- and middle-income countries, which often lack the resources to perform sight-saving procedures such as cataract surgeries and corneal transplants. This event, hosted by the Duke Global Ophthalmology Program, will explore the scale and impact of preventable blindness, promising models to build capacity for eye care and clinical ophthalmology training at several global sites, and partnerships between ophthalmology, medicine, and rest of the house of medicine that can improve the lives of people around the world.

*This event is eligible for Continuing Medical Education credit.

This is a hybrid event with both in-person and remote attendance options. Attendance in person is encouraged. Lunch will be available.