VESI Highlights: A Sample of Current and Recent Activities
From Last Year:
• VIETNAM—The long established program for Vietnam has continued even though the medical system has made great progress. In the spring of 2014 Dr. Pierson made a week long visit to HCMC, Saigon. During that visit he saw around 25 patients in consultation and performed 12 surgical cases. In September Dr. Purdy will make a similar visit to Hanoi. Also in September two pathologist, Dr. Christensen and Dr. West from the University of Nebraska will conduct a seminar in Hanoi.
• BANGLADESH—Dr. Pierson returned to Bangladesh in April for a ten day visit. First he spent two days in Sirajgong at the South Bengal Medical Complex. During his time there he consulted on twenty patients and performed surgery on five cases. The following week he spent in Chittagong Eye Complex consulting on twenty cases and doing ten cases. He will return in November.
• LAOS—With the help of Dr. Christina Horvath two surgical programs were conducted. One in the far north city of Oudomxay where the team spent four days doing surgery mainly on patients from the local minorities.
Following Oudomxay the team went to Vientiane for another four days of teaching and surgery. A total of 50 consultations were done and 25 cases were operated on. A return visit next spring will be done.
See more countries where we operate.
Visit us at the American Academy of Ophthalmology conference in Chicago, Nov. 10-13, 2012.
In the Spotlight
VESI has run programs in the following countries:
• Baltic States
Chairman & Founder
Yale Solomon, M.D.
Rogers Pierson, M.D.
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