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Orthoptics Worldwide

If you would like to contribute to this section or learn more about orthoptics in one of the countries highlighted please contact the Program Coordinator of International Cooperation Daisy Godts or with the Program Coordinator of Promotion and Development Kyle Arnoldi.

IOA Exchange Program 2018 Visit to Houston. Texas. USA.

| Reports from our exchange program
Switzerland - USA 2018

From March 5 -16, Simone Küng and Andrea Bücheler had the opportunity to immerse themselves in an American pediatric...

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IOA Exchange program. Moorfields Eye Hospital in the UK 2018

| Reports from our exchange program
London - Japan 2018

I used to work at University Hospital in Japan for 12 years. During 12 years of my career, I had opportunities to meet students...

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Casa de Luz Medical and Eye Surgery Humanitarian Trip 2016, Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic

| Volunteer Stories from the field

In 2005, the initial directors of the “Casa de Luz” organization http://www.casa-de-luz.com sought a charitable activity as a group effort for...

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IOA Teaching Volunteer 2015 Aravind Eye Hospital Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India

| Volunteer Stories from the field

My IOA volunteer teaching mission to India in November 2013 was an unforgettable and satisfying experience for me. So I immediately agreed when dr...

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Teaching mission Nigeria

| Orthoptics Worldwide

Port Harcourt University Teaching Hospital, Nigeria, October 6 –13, 2018 

Last year during the WSPOS congress in Hyderabad, I met dr Adedayo Adio a...

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Karin Spatz: Mabuhay! Orthoptics in North Samar / Philippines

| Orthoptics Worldwide

Karin Spatz, Orthoptist in Germany, visited together with an ophthalmologist Bugko, a costal village with about 7000 inhabitants. Next to giving...

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Daisy Godts: Evaluation and teaching mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo

| Orthoptics Worldwide

"Light for the World Belgium", a NGO fighting against blindness, the improvement of quality of life of persons with a visual handicap and their rights...

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Claudia Ehlers: Low Vision in Rwanda

| Orthoptics Worldwide

Claudia Ehlers, teaching Orthoptist and Health Professions Educator (M. Sc) was invited to the Kabjye-Eye-Hospital to train eye-workers in the field...

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Orthoptics in Poland

| Orthoptics Worldwide

The person responsible for the advent of orthoptics in Poland is Professor Marian Wilczek (1903 - 1967), whose initiative led to the construction of...

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Estonia

| Orthoptics Worldwide
Orthoptics in Estonia By Svetlana Ismagilova

Here in Estonia we have three orthoptists (all of us have secondary medical education). One in Latvia,...

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Orthoptics in Israel and the Palestinian Territories

| Orthoptics Worldwide

During the 1970s, Israel offered a form of orthoptic training, which was useful to manage squints and amblyopia patients. However, this phased out as...

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Orthoptics in Uganda

| Orthoptics Worldwide

A Journey to: Uganda by Lilliane Margaret Mugagga.

In her report Lilliane Margaret Mugagga desribes her work as an Orthoptist/Ophthalmic clinical...

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