What is Global Eye SITE®?
Pediatric glaucoma is a leading cause of irreversible blindness in children throughout the world. There is a global need for physicians who treat pediatric glaucoma.
Helping to save the sight and change the lives of children with glaucoma – worldwide, Global Eye Site® is an observership program dedicated to the training of skilled surgeons throughout the world at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute – the global leader in eye care, vision research, and ophthalmology education. The ground-breaking program’s curriculum will include the workup and management of childhood glaucoma, ocular syndromes, and ocular genetics.
Global Eye SITE® is an innovative program of The Samuel & Ethel Balkan International Pediatric Glaucoma Center. Since 2017 Global Eye SITE® has hosted skilled surgeons from areas of need around the globe at Bascom Palmer to be trained in all aspects of the treatment and management of pediatric glaucoma, then returning home to train others. This groundbreaking program’s curriculum includes the workup and management of childhood glaucoma, ocular syndromes, and ocular genetics.
Participants are given the opportunity to work with leading specialists in pediatric glaucoma, pediatric ophthalmology, and genetics from the University of Miami at The Balkan Center. Global Eye SITE® promotes a culture of continuous learning, ultimately increasing the availability of physicians in an area dedicated to saving the sight and changing the lives of children with glaucoma. This allows Global Eye SITE® to have a lasting and growing impact on reducing preventable blindness due to glaucoma worldwide.
The Balkan Center is more than just a clinic, we’re a team working together to make a positive impact on the lives of children with glaucoma. Beyond the walls of the Center we promote collaborative research, provide support for patients outside of the doctor’s office, participate in international initiatives with other institutions and train physicians from all around the globe to increase the accessibility of care for children with glaucoma, and more.