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October 1992

Ophthalmology in Laos

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Ophthalmology, New York (NY) Eye and Ear Infirmary (Dr Ritch); Vientiane (Laos) Eye Hospital and Mahosot University (Dr Vissonavong); and the Glaucoma Foundation, New York, NY (Dr Steinberger).

Arch Ophthalmol. 1992;110(10):1491-1493. doi:10.1001/archopht.1992.01080220153038

• Laos, a small, landlocked nation of 4 million persons, has only recently begun modernization of its medical services, now a national priority. Five ophthalmologists and 11 cataract surgeons are responsible for the entire country. Tertiary care is available only at two centers; the first eye hospital opened in 1990. Several voluntary organizations have recently become involved in assisting with the development of services.

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