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April 1986

News and Comment

Arch Ophthalmol. 1986;104(4):490. doi:10.1001/archopht.1986.01050160042007

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Reinecke to Administer Saudi Program.  —Robert D. Reinecke, MD, pediatric ophthalmologist and director of the Foerderer Center for Eye Movement Disorders in Children at Wills Eye Hospital, Philadelphia, has been appointed acting medical director of King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, for three months, beginning Jan 26, 1986.Dr Reinecke plans to train residents (there are 20 this year) at King Khaled Hospital to become specialists in cataract surgery and external disease. These physicians will establish modern cataract surgical units in the field, referring other types of eye problems to the hospital and returning to the hospital for updates in their special area. In that way, according to Dr Reinecke, the highest quality and most efficient eye care will be maintained for Saudi Arabia's population of 11 million.

New Appointment.  —William J. Shields has been appointed director of ophthalmic photography and special studies at the Center

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