The Israeli medical team took the lead in complicated eye surgeries of adults and children. The surgeries involved live training sessions and demonstrations for interns and doctors from the different eye departments.
(Embassy of Israel, Yangon)
Israeli leading eye doctors arrived in Yangon on February 8, 2015 as part of the cooperation with the Myanmar Ministry of Health which began at 2009, after Cyclone Nargis, to share Israeli knowledge and know-how with doctors and interns from Yangon and Mandalay eye departments.
This year is the 6th year of the "Eye from Zion" project in Myanmar, part of the long-term cooperation between the two countries in the field of health, and specifically ophthalmology.
The medical team this year was led by Dr. Shmuel Lavertovski, Head of the Department of Ophthalmology at Barzilai Medical Center in Ashkelon, accompanied by specialists in ophthalmology: Dr. Nir Shoam Hazon and Dr. Eyal Aloni (Head of Neuro-ophthalmology service) of the Barzilai Medical Center, and Dr. Elina Landa, specializing in pediatric ophthalmology at the Western Galilee Medical Center in Nahariya.
As part of the program, the Israeli medical team took the lead in complicated eye surgeries of adults and children with unique cases chosen by the staff of the North Ukkalapa General Hospital in Yangon. The surgeries involved live training sessions and demonstrations for interns and doctors from the different eye departments.
Founder of "Eye from Zion", Mr. Nati Marcus, with medical superintendent from North Okkalapa General Hospital, Yangon
Following the surgeries and training sessions, the Israeli doctors held a two-day medical seminar for doctors and interns from different eye departments (12-13 February), attended by over 50 members of the medical association, headed by the president of the Myanmar Medical Association.
The last part of the program took place at the Mandalay Eye Hospital from 13-15 February, where the Israeli medical staff took part part at eye surgeries and training sessions for their local counterparts.