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2 Benefit from Strabismus Surgery at the RIIO@Kibagabaga Community Eye Clinic.

RIIO Founder, Dr. John Nkurikiye supported by our residents performed 2 Strabismus surgeries, yesterday at the RIIO@Kibagabaga Community Eye Clinic. The two children who were beneficiaries were Rugamba Jean Pierre 5 years old and IRUKUNDA Raissa 3 years old.

Prof. Ciku leads Cataract Outreach at the Nyamata Hospital.

Under cataract outreach program led by MOH , yesterday 15th April 2021 , RIIO Director Professor Ciku Mathenge assisted by RIIO Residents performed 33 operations among them 21 cataract cases at Nyamata Hospital in Bugesera District . RIIO is always committed to improve access to high quality eye care services […]

Kwibuka 27

Rwanda International Institute of Ophthalmology (RIIO) yifatanije n’Abanyarwanda mu Kwibuka ku nshuro ya 27 Jenoside yakorewe Abatutsi. Kwibuka Twiyubaka Rwanda International Institute of Ophthalmology ( RIIO) pays tribute to those who lost their lives in one of the darkest moment in our History. We express our heartfelt solidarity with the […]

The 2021 Power List

We are proud to announce that RIIO director Prof. Wanjiku Mathenge has been included in the Ophthalmologist’s Power List 2021. The list is comprised of the most influential female figures in Ophthalmology. Join us in congratulating and celebrating her!  Read more here:https://theophthalmologist.com/power-list/2021


Call for applications for the INTERNATIONAL OPHTHALMOLOGY SPECIALIST FELLOWSHIP are now open.Visit https://riio.org/apply/ to learn more.

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!