New York, NY (November 2010) -- More than 750 people were treated for a variety of visual impairments and blindness by the International Eye Volunteers medical mission to Zambia, Africa, which included NYEE ophthalmologist Douglas F. Buxton, MD, surgeon director and cornea specialist, and NYEE alumnus Peter Colquohon, MD, now of Michigan.
Hundreds of people travel to the missions each year for desperately needed surgeries and treatment.
The team of doctors and nurses performed more than 100 surgeries, including corneal transplants, excision of surface eye cancer, and cataracts, as well as dispensed hundreds of pairs of eyeglasses that changed the lives of children and adults. “Having been so inspired by this work,” Dr. Buxton said, “we’d like to extend the opportunity to residents and fellows to participate through the Microsurgical Education Foundation.”
Team on well-deserved break amid 100-patient days: Dr. Buxton, seated far left, Dr. Colquohon, seated 2nd from right.
Read more about the Zimba Project or contact the Buxton Eye Surgical Practice at 212-979-4410.
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