Training Programs

We believe that teaching is the best method towards sustainability. Rather than visit a country once to do surgery, we strive to bring our humble suggestions and trainings to local healthcare workers so that they can add modern techniques to their practice. Our goal is to provide quality eye care to all. Teaching doctors, nurses and techs allows us to provide that care vicariously. When we teach, they can care for more patients in a more successful manner.

Since 2006, HEF has been involved in the training of Southeast Asian ophthalmologists. After a change in government, we were the first Americans allowed into Vietnam to start a CE program in conjunction with the Hue City Hospital. Learn more about the Imperial City Eye Meeting

Ten years later, we have had great feedback on out original ICEM conference in Viet nam. So much so that Burma has asked us to put on a similar program for their young doctors. In 2015, the MEM was established. Learn more about our Myanmar Eye Meeting

We are happy to announce that we are now taking our conference to Cambodia in October 2018!  Learn more about our Cambodia Eye Meeting (coming soon).


2nd Myanmar Eye Meeting

August 24, 2015
Yangon Eye Hospital,
, Yangon , Myanmar
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The 2nd Myanmar Eye Meeting was a huge success! Thank you to our team of 19 faculty (10 ophthalmologists, 9 ophthalmic techs) and additional volunteers who just returned from Yangon! Over the week, 8 different sub-specialists each held a lecture series, patient consultations session and did surgery demonstrations. A total of 100+ examinations and 33 surgery demonstrations were conducted. HEF also hosted 42 Burmese residents in a skills transfer course of 9 different topics. Over 100 local ophthalmologists attended MEM 2015 and learned skills to take back to their patients. Event Flier:

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2016 Philippines

March 14, 2016
St Peter and Paul Hospital,
, Sorsogon , Philippines
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We have been invited to partner with the Bishop of Sorsogon to provide eye care for the poor on Luzon island of the Philippines.

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2015 Hawaiian Eye Meeting

January 17, 2015
Grand Wailea,
, Wailea , United States
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The 2015 Hawaiian Eye Meeting was held at the Grand Wailea on the beautiful island of Maui. Founded by our very own Dr. Corboy, we were pleased to see the growth of this meeting that serves ophthalmologists, nurses & allied health workers, and administrators.   The HEF held annual board meetings and passed the SAB Presidency torch from Dr. Spencer to Ric Tiplady. We thank Dr. Spencer for his 30 years of service to the HEF.    We also presented the annual Phillip M. Corboy, M.D. Memorial Award for Distinguished Service to Ophthalmology (sponsored by Bausch + Lomb) to Dr. Randall Olson.  We were also lucky ...

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