To promote scientific communication among ophthalmologists in the People's Republic of China and in the United States, representatives of American ophthalmology traveled through China from May 21 to 31, 1978.
Including practicing ophthalmologists, members of academic faculties, and representatives of ophthalmology organizations, the group consisted of Patricia E. Bath, MD; Robert H. Bedrossian, MD; Edward O. Bierman, MD; Roy Cameron, photographer; William Conner, chairman of the board, Alcon Laboratories, Inc; Robert E. Christensen, MD; Thomas C. Gettelfinger, MD; Plato J. Grivas, MD; William J. Holmes, MD, president of the Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology and group coordinator; Carrie P. Hunter, MD; George K. Kambara, MD; Irving H. Leopold, MD, chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology, University of California, Irvine; A. Edward Maumenee, MD, president of the 24th International Congress of Ophthalmology; Irene H. Maumenee, MD; Peter P. Rowell, MD; Bruce E. Spivey, MD, executive vice-president of the American Academy of Ophthalmology;
Bradley R. Straatsma, Bruce E. Spivey. Ophthalmology in the People's Republic of China. Arch Ophthalmol. 1979;97(10):1857–1859. doi:10.1001/archopht.1979.01020020305001