Ophthalmology in Laos

Robert Ritch, Vithoune Vissonavong, David Steinberger

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Laos, a small, landlocked nation of 4 million persons, has only recently begun modernization of its medical services, now a national priority. Five ophthalmologists and 11 cataract surgeons are responsible for the entire country. Tertiary care is available only at two centers; the first eye hospital opened in 1990. Several voluntary organizations have recently become involved in assisting with the development of services.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1491-1493
Number of pages3
JournalArchives of Ophthalmology
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 1992
Externally publishedYes


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