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June 25, 2012

Clinical collaboration and progress at KATH in Ghana

In May 2012, two teams from the University of Utah’s John A. Moran’s Eye Center returned to Kumasi for their annual visit to work with Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) ophthalmologists, residents and eye care staff. Each workday included lectures and hands-on surgical training in strabismus, pediatric cataract, glaucoma, and phacoemulsification.

This visit had a special focus on pediatric surgical care including a prospective survey of the smallest infants in the newborn unit for retinopathy of prematurity. In pediatrics, 12 cataract and 7 glaucoma surgeries were provided out of a total of 83 — all performed in conjunction with KATH faculty or residents.

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