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Dr. David Rooney visits RIIO

Dr. David Rooney a Glaucoma fellowship-trained ophthalmologist at the University of Pittsburg, is currently at RIIO until the last week of March. while at RIIO he will be exchanging his Glaucoma knowledge to RIIO Residents and Assist professor Ciku Mathenge in mentoring Residents in Clinical activities at RIIO-KIBAGABAGA Clinic. It […]

DR. JOHN performs CORNEA TRANSPLANT SURGERY at The RIIO@Kibagabaga Community Eye Clinic.

Dr. John Nkurikiye, assisted by RIIO Residents; Dr. David Ngabo, Dr. Gilbert Nshimiyimana and Dr. Valence KAVIRA MALIRO perform Cornea Transplant surgery at the RIIO@Kibagabaga Community Eye Clinic.The surgery was made possible due to RIIO’s continued partnership with Cornea-Help e.V. Wiesmoor.

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RIIO residents travel to Guinea for intenstive surgical training program at CADESSO.

Our third year residents, Dr. Moise, Dr. Fidele, Dr. Jean Pierre and Dr. Emmanuel are currently undertaking a 3 month intensive surgical training program at the Centre d’Appui de Diplôme d’Etudes Supérieures Spécialisées en Ophtalmologie (CADESSO) in Guinea.  Pictured with them is Dr. Mob, one of the training program mentors.

Happy Holidays

As the year draws to an end we would like to thank you for your continued support of RIIO. We wish you happy holidays and a happy new year!

Vision Excellence Awards: Ciku Mathenge

We are excited to announce that our founder and RIIO Director Professor Ciku has received the Vision Excellence Award from the IAPB. Join us in congratulating Prof. Ciku Mathenge on this achievement. We are proud of you and honored to learn from and work with you.

Prof. Geoff Tabin, a Cornea Specialist and founder of the Himalayan Cataract Project visits RIIO.

Prof. Geoff Tabin, a Cornea Specialist and founder of the Himalayan Cataract Project: CureBlindness.org visited the RIIO-KIBAGABAGA Community Eye Clinic to treat eye patients with cornea problems. During his visit the professor also spent time training our residents as well as participating in RIIO’s outreach activities. We thank him for his continued […]


The RIIO- Kibagabaga Community Eye Clinic was Refurbished and Equipped by RIIO and Officially launched by DG RBC accompanied by Gasabo District Executive Administrator, on Thursday 8th October 2020 During world sight day celebration .

RIIO @ Kibagabaga Community Eye Clinic

Goodmorning from the RIIO @ Kibagabaga Community Eye Clinic. The suns out and we are ready to serve.  The clinic is set to officially launch on the 8th of October. The facility, which is located at the Kibagabaga Hospital will offer specialized ophthalmological treatment services to patients, at Mutuelle de […]