Ophthalmology Resident, Frank Hwang, MD and Davis Duehr Dean’s Christopher Croasdale, MD engage in corneal transplants, eye banking and cataract surgeries with partner Fundación Visión in Asuncion, Paraguay.
We were in the operating room daily for the first 3 days of the week and completed 11 corneal transplants with the Paraguayan ophthalmologists. I also attended lectures on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings along with other Paraguayan ophthalmologists regarding corneal transplants. I got a chance to meet many residents as well as practicing ophthalmologists to learn about the Paraguayan health care system and attempted to pick up some Spanish to interact with patients. – Hwang