Question 1: What’s A Global Health Problem Bigger than Malaria, Tuberculosis and HIV combined?? We know you must be scratching your head a bit. Well it isn’t lice or scabies; it is lack of access to surgery and anesthetic care. Question 2: How many people on the planet earth lack access to safe effective surgery […] → Continue Reading Test Your “Global Smarts”…
People do crazy things at midlife. We all know someone. In college, I took a class called “Sleep and Dreaming” by a world renowned Professor named William Dement who said, “Dreams are real while they last, can we say more of life?” He said, we would remember that quote along with a historical side […] → Continue Reading Midlife Crisis: Are You Having One? For $75K, You Can Impact a Nation.
It was an honor to visit with Dr. Ian Crozier, World Health Organization Adviser to Clinical Care for Ebola Survivors, and to talk about eye care for Ebola Survivors this past week in Monrovia, Liberia. His “Eye witness”, unique story (include link here) is one of triumph and reminds us all that the world is […] → Continue Reading WHO Visits Liberia
Let Girls Learn—Swaziland Follow Up Last year we started the girls’ education project in Swaziland with one of our artisan groups, Gone Rural. We were able to send our largest check of $10,000 last year. Our team has been busy with Gone Rural in Swaziland and Robin […] → Continue Reading Let Girls Learn-Swaziland Follow Up
“Teach a woman to fish and she has fish for life”. Isn’t that the saying? We are teaching Liberian doctors how to use the indirect ophthalmoscope like most US eye doctors when you go for an eye exam. It is one of two key pieces of equipment. The other is the slit lamp. We are […] → Continue Reading Training Liberian Doctors In Ophthalmoscopy
Our goal with our non-profit has been to help patients with eye problems obtain their best vision and eliminate obstacles that prevent this. The Age Related Eye Disease Study (AREDS) has gone through two national trials (1 and 2) over 15 years that showed that the key ingredients slow progression of the disease, age related […] → Continue Reading Macular Degeneration/AREDS2 Vitamins and a Leap of Faith
Mobile Eye Care Telemedicine is here. I have a favorite painting in my office of a typewriter. Call me old fashioned but I left high school for college with a “new” Smith Corona typewriter with the ‘correcto’ lift off ribbon—pretty high tech for the day. I can’t tell you how many papers, I edited and […] → Continue Reading Mobile Eye Care