Sneak Peek at the FEH Program in Jinan, China
April 18, 2014
China accounts for about 18 percent of the world’s blind. What is even more staggering is that of the estimated 1 million children suffering from blindness in Asia, approximately 400,000 live in China. The Flying Eye Hospital (FEH) is visiting Jinan, China alongside longtime partner Alcon for the second time to conduct a comprehensive training and skills exchange program to help strengthen eye care services in Shandong Province. The program focuses on providing training in the areas of cataract, glaucoma, medical and surgical retina and also features intense subspecialty training in pediatric strabismus, a condition in which the eyes are not properly aligned with each other.
Examining a patient using a tonal pen, Volunteer Faculty, Dr. James Brandt is closely observed by trainee physicians on screening day in the glaucoma clinic at Shandong Red Cross Eye Hospital.
A local physician screens a patient in the cataract clinic on the first day of the Flying Eye Hospital program in Jinan, China.
Practice makes perfect. Lu Yang and his colleagues from Shandong Red Cross Eye Hospital's cataract department sharpened their skills on the surgical simulator on board the Flying Eye Hospital.
Joining the Orbis teddy bear in the flight deck, Dr. James Brandt (left) winds down with his Fellow from University of California Davis Medical Center, Dr. Rory Allar, after completion of the first surgical teachings on board the Flying Eye Hospital.