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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

<p class="font_8">World Cataract Foundation and Hamilton Eye Institute have partnered with Sight for Souls to establish an innovative and academically oriented Center of Excellence in eye care in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, The Discovery Eye Institute (DEI).&nbsp; DEI’s mission is to provide self-sustaining and scalable medical care for all Ethiopians, including the poor, while serving as a leader in advanced training and research.</p>

<p class="font_8">Dr. Scott Lawrence, Division Director for Glaucoma at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill;&nbsp; Dr. Demissie Tadesse, a leading Ethiopian ophthalmologist; and Dr. John Kempen, Professor of Ophthalmology and Epidemiology at University of Pennsylvania &nbsp;developed a three year plan to implement the program.&nbsp;&nbsp; Dr. Lawrence will begin serving in Ethiopia in August of 2015.&nbsp; Clinical and surgical services will begin by late 2015, and focused subspecialty training with local ophthalmologists will follow.&nbsp; The next two years will include increased scale of services, outreach camps, ICO- accredited residency and fellowships, full scale tertiary eye hospital, and high volume surgical services.&nbsp; World Cataract Foundation trips to being in fall of 2017 or spring of 2018.</p>

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

<p class="font_8">World Cataract Foundation and Hamilton Eye Institute have partnered with Sight for Souls to establish an innovative and academically oriented Center of Excellence in eye care in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, The Discovery Eye Institute (DEI).&nbsp; DEI’s mission is to provide self-sustaining and scalable medical care for all Ethiopians, including the poor, while serving as a leader in advanced training and research.</p>

<p class="font_8">Dr. Scott Lawrence, Division Director for Glaucoma at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill;&nbsp; Dr. Demissie Tadesse, a leading Ethiopian ophthalmologist; and Dr. John Kempen, Professor of Ophthalmology and Epidemiology at University of Pennsylvania &nbsp;developed a three year plan to implement the program.&nbsp;&nbsp; Dr. Lawrence will begin serving in Ethiopia in August of 2015.&nbsp; Clinical and surgical services will begin by late 2015, and focused subspecialty training with local ophthalmologists will follow.&nbsp; The next two years will include increased scale of services, outreach camps, ICO- accredited residency and fellowships, full scale tertiary eye hospital, and high volume surgical services.&nbsp; World Cataract Foundation trips to being in fall of 2017 or spring of 2018.</p>

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