UK GO is developing programs around clinical service, education, and research. Two inaugural programs are expected to have a direct impact on the people of Kentucky:
The Appalachian Eye Network is a diabetic eye disease screening network to ensure that all Kentuckians with diabetes receive the sight-saving eye care they need.
All Eyes on Appalachia is a program that will allow UK Healthcare professionals to provide free vision screenings and consultations to rural communities in the Commonwealth.
Internationally, UK GO is partnering with academic and health institutions in Ecuador with the ultimate goal of aiding in the expansion of the country’s own eye care system.
UK GO is just beginning, but has already garnered significant attention and support from local, state, and national leaders, as well as individual donors who recognize the importance and value of its work. If you would like to learn more about UK GO and how you can support its unique mission, please contact Ana Bastos de Carvalho at email@example.com.
UK Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, in partnership with the UK Center of Excellence in Rural Health and the Huffman & Huffman Clinic, held its first UK Global Ophthalmology service in Hazard.
More than 20 clinical subspecialists, optometrists, community health workers, medical students, ophthalmic technicians, staff and administrators cared for more than 100 patients during an all-day free clinic.
Patients received complete ophthalmic exams and eyeglasses free of charge. When necessary, follow-up appointments were booked with UK Advanced Eye Care or local providers.
This event was the first in a series of outreach clinics that will be held throughout rural Kentucky in continued partnership with the CERH and Huffman & Huffman.
If you would like to learn more about UK GO and how you can support its unique mission, please contact Ana Bastos de Carvalho at firstname.lastname@example.org.
UK Global Ophthalmology’s goal is to ensure all Kentuckians have access to high-quality eye care. It is also developing a statewide telemedicine-based screening program for diabetic retinopathy, as well as a mobile eye clinic and other projects intended to meet the needs of communities in which high-quality eye care is currently scarce or unavailable.