Defeating global blindness
There are more than 36 million blind people worldwide, the vast majority of whom live in developing countries. Most of this blindness is completely avoidable. The Ohio State University Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences has established a tradition of providing sight-restoring eye care for hundreds of people in Ghana, Nicaragua, Peru, Ethiopia, Haiti and India.
We are expanding our vision and hope you will join us in support of the Global Outreach Project–a sustainable outreach and education program to restore sight and change lives in the developing world. Become a global visionary and help bring eye care to those who need it most.
Global Outreach Trips
Global Outreach Project Funds
Steven R. Meadows, MD Resident Global Mission Fund For cost of travel, equipment, supplies for medical outreach/missions by Ophthalmology medical students, residents and fellows providing medical education and/or care to foreign or United States communities. The purpose of this pending endowment is subject to change until the fund is formally approved as an endowment. Prior to formal approval, the pending endowment may be converted to a current-use fund.
Dr. John T. Pajka and Mrs. Linda J. Pajka Global Ophthalmology Endowment Fund Supports the Department of Ophthalmology's Global Outreach Project and similar medical outreach activities by ophthalmology medical students, residents and fellows providing medical education and care to foreign or U.S. communities.