Tag Archive: Armenian Eye Care Project

Jul
09
2011

“Rumbling Tummies” But Another Great Day on our Mission in Armenia

Well it happened…”rumbling tummies.” A number of us reached into our personal stash of antibiotics and started taking them, along with Imodium! This is my third visit to Armenia, and now I have the dubious distinction of having a “hat trick”!   One of our AAHPO Mission volunteers is in bed with a fever. Tsoline …

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Jul
08
2011

Revisiting the “Wet Lab”. Seeing Donations at Work!

Dr. Lawrence Najarian revisits the "Wet Lab" 4 years later!

In 2006, AAHPO negotiated a $1,000,000 donation from Pfizer Inc. to the Armenian Eye Care Project (AECP) for state-of-the art ophthalmic equipment. This equipment furnished five operating rooms, a “Wet Lab”, teaching labs and facilitated the creation of the “Center of Teaching Excellence in Eye Care” in Yerevan.   Today, I was able to return …

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Jul
07
2011

Today I Met Dr. Lilit Jhangiryan and Dr. Astghik Manoukyan

Today I met Dr. Lilit Jhangiryan and Dr. Astghik Manoukyan

Today I had the opportunity to  review cataract surgery techniques with two eye doctors who are residents at the Malayan Eye Hospital ; Dr. Lilit Jhangiryan and Dr. Astghik Manoukyan. These Armenian doctors were trained in the microsurgery Wet Lab. The equipment was donated by Pfizer, which AAHPO facilitated on behalf of  the Armenian EyeCare …

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Jul
02
2011

AAHPO 2011 Mission to Armenia Off to a Great Start!

Larry V. Najarian, MD, President of AAHPO, poses with the supplies donated by Alcon and Abbott Labs for AAHPO 2011 Mission to Armenia

Our Medical Mission, planned for so many months, is officially off to a tremendous start! Just two days before our departure for Armenia, we received word from Alcon and Abbott Labs that the grants we had requested were approved! Then we received the supplies that we will take with us, including Intraocular Lenses (IOLs), surgical …

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