Himalayan Cataract Project
HCP volunteer Dr. Lance Bergstrom provides support in Kenya.
Dr. Lance Bergstrom recently returned from the Kenyatta National Hospital in Nairobi where he worked with Dr. Patricia Otieno, the Residency Director and Head of Anterior Segment. The Kenyatta Hospital is the primary training center in East Africa and trains doctors from Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, Uganda, Somalia and Sudan.
The Himalayan Cataract Project’s top priority is to reach the greatest number of unserved blind people, with the highest quality care, at the lowest possible cost. HCP was founded in 1995. Since then it has become a leader in international health innovation in the developing world based on its unrivaled model in eye care.
Dr. Bergstrom taught Phacoemulsification and various other anterior segment surgeries. The team operated for 6 days performing close to 40 complex anterior segment and cataract surgeries, including 8 pediatric cases.
Dr, Bergstrom was accompanied by Daron Schleske, an RN who worked with Kenyatta’s staff to develop ophthalmic assisting skills, proper sterilization and handling techniques for ophthalmic instruments as well as instructions on phaco machine operations.
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“I had an outstanding trip to Kenya, worked with Dr Pat Otieno, head of cataract and anterior segment at Kenyatta Hospital in Nairobi teaching phaco and various other anterior segment surgeries. Operated 6 days performing close to 40 complex anterior segment and cataract surgeries, including 8 pediatric cases. Focused on advancing Dr Otieno’s skills on phaco as well.
Brought my scrub Daron Schleske RN who worked with their staff as well in developing their assisting skills as well as operating the phaco machine and proper sterilization and handling techniques for ophthalmic instruments. Will get you a detailed list but brought over 200 implants and 200 viscoelastics, as well as 20 boxes of sutures and over 100 microsurgical instruments. 16 crates of luggage to be exact”.
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