International Outreach and Resident Opportunities
Did You Know?
- 180 million people in the world are visually impaired
- 90 percent of the world’s blind live in developing countries
- 80 percent of visual impairments can be avoided or cured
The UofL Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences is firmly committed to improving eye health throughout the world, particularly in developing countries, where people often suffer from debilitating eye diseases and conditions that are highly treatable in the United States and other developed nations.
Our residents are given the opportunity, during their third year, to travel internationally and work alongside native doctors in clinics in hospitals in various countries. Click here for more information.
Our faculty members often travel on their own time to perform outreach in developing countries. Our goal is not only to provide assistance in the here and now, but to help the local doctors establish sustainable vision care programs that can continue to help patients over time.
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