RIIO Marks World Glaucoma Week 2022
World Glaucoma Week is celebrated every March–The goal is to alert everyone to have regular eye (and optic nerve) checks in order to detect glaucoma as early as possible. We held a free screening session at the RIIO@Kibagabaga Community Eye Clinic. Members of the public aged 40+ were screened and […]
DR. Brent Finklea visits RIIO
This past week we welcomed one of our *most valued partners* who has been with RIIO since conception- BRENTON D. FINKLEA, MD from WillsEye. Dr. Finklea is the director of the Wills Eye Center for Academic Global Ophthalmology. He has taught ophthalmology and eye surgery around the world, including in […]
RIIO PGY1 residents on Elective term in Kenya
RIIO PGY1 students are currently on an elective term at the KISII Eye Hospital, Kenya. They will spend two months learning about physiology, optics, and refraction.
RIIO nominated for EYE HOSPITAL OF THE YEAR
We’ve been nominated for the EYE HOSPITAL OF THE YEAR by Karisimbi Events. You can vote by following the link below. https://karisimbievents.com/etn/consumers-choice-awards-cca/
Happy Holidays and Happy New Year 2022!
As the year draws to an end, our RIIO residents sat their end-of-semester examinations this afternoon. We wish them success and look forward to what the year holds for each of them. To mark the end of the year, our residents and staff, had a celebration and awards lunch together. […]
Dr Duaa Sharfi visits RIIO
Dr Duaa Sharfi MD is an American and currently a global ophthalmology fellow. She works with Dr. Jacquelyn O’BANION at the Emory Eye Center. She is visiting RIIO from 9th November 2021 to 10th December 2021 . During her stay she will attend RIIO’s training program and community activities for […]
Dr. John and Prof. Ciku induct new RIIO Residents
RIIO Directors, Dr, John and Prof. Ciku inducted our 3rd cohort of residents. RIIO is happy to welcome them. This year our cohort is comprised of two Rwandans and two Kenyans . Keep your eyes out for our next #gettoknowourresidents series on our social media platforms where we’ll share more […]
Dr. John performs 3 Cornea Transplants at the RIIO@Kibagabaga COmmunity Eye Clinic
Mr Klaus Renken, the founder of Cornea–Help e.V. Wiesmoor is visiting Rwanda; during his visit he witnessed 3 Cornea transplant surgeries that happened on 15th at RIIO@KIbagabaga Community Eye Clinic. Two young boys and one girl were the beneficaries. They are all studying in secondary school and had problems with their sight […]
Dr. John leads Cataract Outreach
Professor John Nkurikiye is leading a surgical team composed by Dr Eliza a fellow of the Global Ophthalmology from Wills Eye Hospital and RIIO Residents are currently at the Butaro Hospital for cataract outreach program. Will update you soon about the numbers of cataract surgeries done.
Wills Eye Global Ophthalmology Fellow, Dr. Eliza Barnwell invited to RIIO
Dr. Eliza Barnwell, MD, MSCR, is a Wills Eye Global Ophthalmology Fellow. Dr. Barnwell will spend the next two months at RIIO, during her time here, she will attend RIIO training programs and community activities for the prevention of blindness in Rwanda. She has spent her first few weeks working […]