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RIIO in partnership with COESCA hold CPD workshop for OCO’s in Rwanda

RIIO with support from COESCA conducted a workshop for Ophthalmic Clinical Officers in Rwanda. The workshop was part of the annual OCO general assembly. Both founders, Dr. John Nkurikiye and Dr. Wanjiku Mathenge led sessions on Eye care in Rwanda. The video below is a summary of the days events. […]

Will’s Eye Hospital Fellow Dr. Brenton Finklea teaches at RIIO

Dr. Brenton Finklea spent the past month at RIIO teaching our residents. Dr. Finklea is a trained ophthalmologist from Will’s Eye Hospital.


Rwanda International Institute of Ophthalmology has officially opened its calls for submission for INTERNATIONAL OPHTHALMOLOGY SPECIALIST FELLOWSHIP. The program is set to commence January 2018. The fellowship is a program of the College of Ophthalmology of Eastern Central and Southern Africa (COESCA). More information about the fellowship and application criteria […]

Second Medical Retina Training set for October

Following the success of last years Medical Retina training course. RIIO is running a second training course. The training date has been set to commence 16th October . The medical retina course is organised in partnership with Orbis Africa. Over the course of a week, students will also have the […]

Dr. Karl Golnik visits RIIO

Prof. Karl Golnik recently made a visit to RIIO. His visit was supported by Orbis Africa. Dr. Golnik is an associate professor of Ophthalmology, Neurology and Neurosurgery at the University of Cincinnati and residency program director for the Department of Ophthalmology. Dr. Golnik has published more than 50 articles and […]

RIIO Internship Experience

RIIO intern Lambert Ntashamaje, shares his experience at RIIO. Why did you chose to intern at RIIO? After completing my foundation year in health and science at Dublin International Foundation College (DIFC), I looked for a place where I can get experience in my home country before I start my medicine […]

RIIO Directors Present at COESCA

RIIO directors, Dr. Ciku Mathenge and Dr. John Nkurikiye will both speak at the annual COESCA meeting held in Kampala from the 14th to the 19th of August.   Dr. Nkurikiye will present on the Lessons learnt on Keratoconus in East Africa. He will also meet the young ophthalmologist forum […]

Dr. Ciku presents at International Conference on Diabetes and Associated Diseases

Dr. Ciku Mathenge attends the International Conference on Diabetes and Associated Diseases in Mauritius from 28 to 30 July 2017. She was invited to present on Diabetic Retinopathy at the conference.

Dr. Ciku Restores a family’s sight

Dr. Ciku in partnership with the Fred Hollows Foundation successfully restored the sight of 4 family members. The family all had congenital cataracts. The surgery coincided with a visit to Rwanda and RIIO by Di Westaway, who was present to see witness the “miracles”. Di Westaway is a major supporter […]