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RIIO PGY4 Residents Pass Clinical Exit Exams at First Attempt

A few months ago, the first batch of Ophthalmology residents at RIIO and thus the first ever trained within Rwanda sat for their International Council of Ophthalmology exams Part C. They passed at first attempt. Just as they had done with Part A and B. This week they sat their […]


Our Bi-annual newsletter from Rwanda International Institute of Ophthalmology (RIIO) highlights what RIIO has accomplished in recent months with the contribution of partners at multi-levels. 2022, is a particularly special year for RIIO as it marks our 10th anniversary. We appreciate the confidence that all of our stakeholders and readers […]

Announcing our new faculty

We’re delighted to announce a new addition to our Faculty, Dr. John Cropsey. Dr. Cropsey completed his ophthalmology residency at Wills Eye Hospital. After residency, World Medical Mission’s Post-Residency Program provided Dr. Cropsey with an opportunity to be mentored for two years as a Global Ophthalmology fellow (2009-2011) at Tenwek […]

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.


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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 […]