Millennials Work to Heal Blindness

Head of Orbit, Oculoplasty,Ocular Oncology & Ocular Prosthetics Services, Director - Mid level ophthalmic Personnel Training
Organisation: Aravind Eye Care System

At Aravind Eye Care System in India, we have trained 6500 high school graduates over the last 35 years to work as ophthalmic assistants. We call our core workforce of ophthalmic assistants mid-level ophthalmic paramedics (MLOPs). They are also known as Allied Ophthalmic Personnel (AOP). As we marked International Nurses Day last week, I am…