An End to Disparity
Ophthalmology needs a diversity boost – and minority mentoring programs could be the key
Aleksandra Jones, Lauren Robertson | | Interview
According to a study published in JAMA, racial and ethnic disparities in eye care are still prevalent in the USA (1). A higher proportion of blindness among minorities, an increased prevalence of glaucoma in African American and Hispanic patients, and a decrease in the number of minorities who have undergone necessary ophthalmic surgery all point to the need to eradicate these disparities. Furthermore, women and other minority groups remain underrepresented in the ophthalmic workforce despite an available pool of medical students (1).
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