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Vol. LXIV, No. 23
November 9, 2012
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Lecture on Tackling Cataract Blindness in China, Nov. 14 at Stone House

Dr. Dennis Lam

Dr. Dennis Lam

Dr. Dennis Lam will give the Global Health Vision Lecture on Wednesday, Nov. 14, at noon in the main conference room of Stone House (Bldg. 16). He will present on Project Vision, a charitable program with sustainable development in which local eye doctors are taught to perform cataract surgeries. Project Vision aims to establish 100 charity eye centers in poverty-stricken areas of China by the year 2020. Since 2004, 23 centers in 7 provinces have been established with over 80,000 cataract operations performed.

Lam is director of the Zhongshan Ophthalmic Center (ZOC) of the Sun Yat-sen University (China) and director of ZOC’s State Key Laboratory. He served as chairman of the department of ophthalmology and visual sciences of the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK, 1998-2011) and director of the Joint Shantou International Eye Center of Shantou University and CUHK, Shantou (2003-2011). Lam is a physician-scientist with over 500 published articles.

The Global Health Vision Lecture Series is sponsored by the National Eye Institute, Fogarty International Center and the NIH global health interest group. NEI created the series in 2012 to foster global collaboration and exchange of information among international vision researchers and eye health clinical scientists.


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