Dr. Norah Lincoff Treks to Nicaragua for Annual Medical Mission for Eye CarePosted: February 9, 2016
Norah Lincoff, MD, Professor of Neurology and Ophthalmology and director of the neuro-ophthalmology program for the Dept. of Neurology at Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, has again travelled to Nicaragua for an annual medical mission to improve the eye care of the country’s rural population. This year’s mission, run by the non-profit organization Hopeful Ways, enlisted some 30 physicians from Buffalo, Boston, Miami, and Canada. A total of 2700 Nicaraguans from the Juigalpa district were cared for between January 27 and February 5. In addition to checking visual acuity and providing prescription eyeglasses and safety eyewear, ophthalmological surgery is provided at no cost to the patients. Procedures include cataract extraction and pterygium resection. Kudos to Dr. Lincoff and her fellow volunteers.