Program Description: 

A presentation on the work of the Himalayan Cataract Project in Ghana over the last several years, including a 5 year plan to reduce the backlog of cataract blindness and develop a sustainable national cataract outreach program.  We will discuss the tremendous personal and societal impacts of cataract blindness as well as the impact of sight-restoring cataract surgery.  We will cover progress made, lessons learned, and future directions. 


Target audience: 
  • Physician
  • Physician (fellow/resident)
  • Optometrists
  • Ophthalmic photographers
  • Medical Students
Learning objectives: 

Participants who engage in this educational intervention will be able to: 

  • Understand the burden of cataract blindness in Ghana and other under-resourced countries
  •  Distinguish strategies to address cataract blindness in under-resourced settings
  •  Summarize how training and long-term relationship building are critical to sustainability
Faculty & credentials: 


John Welling, MD
Cornea, Cataract and Refractive Surgeon
Medical Eye Center
Medford, OR
Country Coordinator-Ghana, Himalayan Cataract Project


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    Mary Schafer
    Phone number: 
    +1 (414) 955-7840

    ACCME Accreditation Statement:
    The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    AMA Credit Designation Statement:
    The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    Hours of Participation for Allied Health Care Professionals:
    The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this activity for up to 1.0 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.

    Session date: 
    04/07/2021 - 7:00am to 8:00am CDT
    Froedtert & Medical College of WI Eye Institute
    925 N 87th Street
    Milwaukee, WI 53226
    United States
    • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
      AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    • 1.00 Hours of Participation
      Hours of Participation credit.

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