Volunteer registry focuses on eye care

August 15, 2006

San Francisco-The EyeCare Volunteer Registry (www.eyecarevolunteer.org), provided by The Foundation of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, gives eye-care professionals information about how and where to volunteer around the world.

San Francisco-The EyeCare Volunteer Registry ( http://www.eyecarevolunteer.org/), provided by The Foundation of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, gives eye-care professionals information about how and where to volunteer around the world.

The Web site offers a variety of volunteer opportunities. Some include joining a medical mission coordinated by a U.S.-based organization; going to a clinic or hospital in developing countries to examine patients, perform surgery, or teach local physicians and students; or becoming a telemedicine volunteer and providing e-consultations to patients and colleagues who are in another country or continent.