Marco Support for Vision Care of Ebola Survivors in West Africa

Marco is proud to support Drs. Jessica Shantha and Steven Yeh for their Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) Initiative with the use of the Handyref-K Portable ARK.

The EVD Initiative at Emory Eye Center provides care for Ebola survivors in West Africa while researching the effects of the Ebola virus’s on the eyes. Many Ebola survivors develop uveitis or cataracts.

Dr. Shantha writes:

“We recently traveled to Sierra for two separate screening programs. The first was in April where we examined (ocular exams) 100 pediatric Ebola survivors and close contacts. Additionally we traveled to Sierra Leone in June and in partnership with USAID/JSI we screened over 650 Ebola survivors. The portable autorefractor was extremely helpful for both programs and we will continue to bring it on future trips. Thank you for working with our team!”

For more information on the EVD Initiative, please go to:
http://www.eyecenter.emory.edu/global-programs/ebola-initiative.htm

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