Outreach Eye Camps in Ghana

Aug 30, 2012

Cornea Transplants and Cataract Workshop in Ashanti Reqion of Ghana

Drs. Lartey & Bujak receive cornea tissue
Drs. Lartey & Bujak receive cornea tissue

The Himalayan Cataract Project has been partnered with Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital since 2006 and each year supports outreach events in the Ashanti region of northern Ghana as well as providing sub-specialty care and training in the hospital. 

In June 2012, HCP former International Fellow, Dr. Matt Bujak, traveled to Kumasi to work with KATH's Dr. Seth Lartey. Together they performed 23 corneal tranplants at the facilty before traveling 700 miles away to provide over 60 cataract surgeries at an outreach in Kete Krachi in the Krachi-West district of Volta Region of Ghana.

Dr. Bujak examines cornea patient
Dr. Bujak examines cornea patient
Patients waiting for treatment
Patients waiting for treatment

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Project Leader

Geoff Tabin

Waterbury, VT United States

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Map of Outreach Eye Camps in Ghana