Sneak Peek at the FEH Program in Mongolia
August 1, 2014
The Orbis Flying Eye Hospital (FEH) is visiting Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia for the seventh time to conduct an intensive and comprehensive training and skills exchange program aimed at strengthening ophthalmic services in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. The program focus is on subspecialty training in the areas of cataract, glaucoma, medical retina for adults and pediatric cataract, strabismus and oculoplastics. The FEH program is focusing on strengthening and supporting the Model of Excellence in Modern Ophthalmology (MEMO Mongolia) Adult and Pediatric Vision Network projects that have been planned in cooperation with the Mongolian Ministry of Health.
Orbis Volunteer Faculty member Dr. Dan Neely (left) and Associate Ophthalmologist Dr. Andrew Simpson work together to examine pediatric cataract patients at the National Center for Maternal and Child Health in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.
While waiting their turn, Battumen and her mother enjoy the painted monkeys on the wall.
Volunteer Faculty and clinical engineer, Robyn Frick leads Day 1 of biomedical training workshop: Skill enhancement and maintenance of the hospital’s anesthesia machines.
After her surgery, a young patient slowly emerges from anesthesia in her mother’s arms.
Head Orbis nurse, Angela, helps calm 10-year-old Dulguun’s nerves with playful chatter and coloring books before prepping him for his surgery.
Photos by Geoff Oliver Bugbee/Orbis