Category: Electives

One Man’s Eye-land

Education Research Case Reports Electives Careers Views & Reviews Anna Louise Pouncey Abstract St Vincent and the Grenadines, best known as the filming location for Pirates of the Caribbean, may sound like an ideal elective location; however, the reality held a few surprises. In a stretched Ophthalmology department, held together by one man, Anna learnt…
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September 15, 2014 0

Cataracts, Camps and Curries in India

Education Research Case Reports Electives Careers Views & Reviews Rachel Hui Fen Lim Abstract In India, the problem of blindness secondary to cataracts remains a formidable one; a problem that is unlikely to be resolved in the foreseeable future despite the increase in number of cataract surgeries being performed. In December of 2012 I undertook…
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September 15, 2014 0

Ocular Trauma and Traditional Healers in Nepal

Education Research Case Reports Electives Careers Views & Reviews Edward Saxby Abstract Nepal, a country nestled between India and China and dominated by the Himalayas, faces an intense burden of eye disease. Almost 20 percent of the population is affected by one or more ocular disorders. I was fortunate to undertake an internship at the…
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July 15, 2013 0

Spectacles and Sight-Saving Surgeries in Central America

Education Research Case Reports Electives Careers Views & Reviews Sophie Poore Abstract In August 2012 I was privileged to visit Tegucigalpa, the capital city of Honduras in Central America, volunteering as a ‘Global Impact Fellow’ for Unite For Sight, an American non-governmental organisation. Unite For Sight was not an ordinary medical elective provider, in that…
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July 15, 2013 0