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Subspecialties Education and Training, Health Economics and Policy

Off the Beaten Track: Kevin Waltz

What are the most remote locations you’ve worked in?

The group I work with is focused on Central American locations, primarily Honduras, with some work being done in El Salvador. I have about ten facilities and groups that I work with at any given time. The most comprehensive of those is the project in Western Honduras, in Santa Rosa de Copan. It is a large group of buildings, which is going to be a dedicated eye center – very much needed in the area, where around a million people require ophthalmic care. Local ophthalmologists are providing the building and the land, and the charity – through cash and equipment donations – are taking care of all the necessary machinery and supplies. Local ophthalmologists are being trained in modern surgical techniques.

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Kevin Waltz

Kevin Waltz is President of Ophthalmic Research Consultants, and Chair, Board of Directors for Central American Eye Clinics.

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