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Developing a sustainable, impactful international keratoplasty skills transfer program | Eversight webinar recap

By Michael Szkarlat, Partner Development Director

We were joined by Dr. Anthony Aldave for Eversight’s first webinar of 2024 titled, “Developing a sustainable, impactful international keratoplasty skills transfer program.” 

Dr. Aldave is the founder of Visionaries International nonprofit that seeks to reduce the global burden of corneal blindness by training surgeons throughout the world to perform various corneal transplantation procedures. Their philosophy is centered on a ‘teach a man to fish’ approach to sustainable change in 18 countries to date. 

Dr. Aldave’s presentation is focused on conducting global ophthalmology work in a sustainable and responsible way. The webinar begins with an introduction of these principles followed by an outline that covers five important questions. Dr. Aldave then shares with us his decades-long experience with each of these questions. 

The webinar ends with a question-and-answer session where Dr. Aldave responds to audience questions. Thank you for reading and hope to see you all at the next Eversight webinar! 

Eversight's free webinars are a great way for you to connect, learn and train digitally with leading ophthalmologists and researchers from around the world. We invite you to RSVP for scheduled webinars and browse our recording library.

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Michael Szkarlat, Partner Development Director

Michael has been with Eversight since 2016 and has recently worked to develop Eversight's educational wet lab programs for EK surgery and a standardized protocol for DALK practice in a wet lab setting. His eye banking experience is rooted in the preparation of corneal grafts and spent nearly five years as Eversight’s Medical Director designee in charge of training clinical team members to prepare corneal tissue for DMEK and DSAEK surgery. In his time at Eversight, Michael has presented at scientific conferences, been involved in clinical research and developed innovations in tissue processing. He was named an IAPB Eye Heath Hero in the innovations category. Michael is passionate about community-based eye banking and honoring the precious gift that is donation. When not at work, he enjoys traveling with his wife and baking artisan sourdough bread.

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