MD to become Cambodia's first pediatric eye surgeon

August 15, 2008

Phara Khauv, MD, one of only eight ophthalmologists in Cambodia, is at Indiana University (IU) School of Medicine preparing to become his nation's first pediatric eye surgeon.

Indianapolis-Phara Khauv, MD, one of only eight ophthalmologists in Cambodia, is at Indiana University (IU) School of Medicine preparing to become his nation's first pediatric eye surgeon.

Selected as the third FedEx Corp. Fellow by New York-based ORBIS International, Dr. Khauv is studying under Daniel E. Neely, MD, an IU associate professor of ophthalmology and pediatric ophthalmologist at Riley Hospital for Children.

"I've already learned a lot, and it's now the turning point of my life-long journey to save sight in Cambodia," said Dr. Khauv, a pediatric junior doctor and ophthalmologist at Angkor Hospital for Children, Siem Reap, Cambodia.

"The overarching goal of ORBIS and the FedEx Fellows program is to upgrade the skills of eye-care professionals from poor nations, which brings quality eye care one step closer to the people who need it the most."

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