Medicine - Opthalmology
It is my hope that this elective will allow me to learn more from clinical and research experiences of my colleagues in a developing country and foster relationships that are geared to improving eye health globally and fundamental to success in my future global health research endeavors. Specifically, I will be helping coordinate a multi-center clinical trial with colleages at Aravind, Wilmer and UCSF, evaluating the role of cataract extraction in patients with glaucoma during my elective.
Additionally, during this elective I will participate in ophthalmic surgeries to improve my surgical skillset and learn new surgical techniques applicable in low resource settings (specifically relating to mature and hypermature cataracts and advanced glaucoma), experience a different method of healthcare delivery and gain exposure to clinical cases that are not prevalent in the US.
Collaborating Institutions: Aravind, Wilmer, University of California San Francisco