nzundel's blog

Nominations Open for 2019 Chang Humanitarian Award

The time has come again for us to celebrate inspirational work being done by your colleagues in ophthalmology to mitigate the plight of cataract blindness and disability.

We need your assistance to find worthy candidates who demonstrate a commitment to service and volunteerism. We're looking for those ophthalmologists who are doing exceptional humanitarian work to alleviate needless global blindness. Do you know an inspirational individual or organization that merits special recognition and support?

Spotlight on a Sight Giver: Richard Litwin, MD

Dr. Richard Litwin cautions other ophthalmologists about a major risk associated with humanitarian eye care: “it’s addictive.” Dr. Litwin was first hooked after he demonstrated to a local doctor in south India a PC IOL procedure. That surgery resulted in the patient, a carpenter by trade, returning to gainful employment, and made clear to both doctors how powerful the gift of sight can be. Thirty-six years after that first trip, Dr.

Barbara Erny, MD Takes on New Foundation Role

The ASCRS Foundation welcomes Barbara Erny, MD, to the team as the ASCRS Foundation Medical Liaison for International Programs. This is a new volunteer position created to support the expanding scope of the Foundation’s international work, which includes a diverse and growing network of nonprofit partners including DigiSight, Global Sight Alliance, Himalayan Cataract Project, Moran Eye Institute, Seva Foundation and Vision Care.

Pages