Two years ago, the EyeCare Project launched a new initiative to eliminate infant blindness from ROP (Retinopathy of Prematurity) in Armenia. ROP is a disorder where infants who were born premature tend to lose their vision and go blind. The program had world-class ophthalmologists from the United States, Australia and Armenia gather in Armenian city of Yerevan for a conference to train local physicians on how to diagnose and treat infants afflicted by this disease.
Dr. Spartak Ohanyan, the first to bring laser eye treatments to Armenia, has had no shortage of accomplishments and firsts in his career. And despite his successes, he says, "I don't really remember how it happened that I turned to ophthalmology.
The EyeCare Project launched a new program to eliminate infant blindness from ROP—Retinopathy of Prematurity. Physicians from the U.S., Australia and Armenia gathered in Yerevan for a conference to train Armenian physicians and diagnose and treat infants.
AECP TO ELIMINATE INFANT BLINDNESS. U.S. AECP Physicians, along with a team of experts from throughout the U.S. traveled over the weekend to gather in Yerevan to launch their ROP Initiative to eliminate infant blindness in Armenia.