GLOBAL: Dr. King organizes IEF’s I World Cornea Congress in Washington, DC bringing together corneal surgeons and eye bank professionals from around the world.

The International Eye Bank changes its name to the International Eye Foundation reflecting its broader focus on programs to prevent blindness and restore sight in developing countries.

ETHIOPIA & TUNISIA:  Dr. Pawlos Quana’a of Ethiopia and Dr. Ridha Mabrouk of Tunisia receive fellowships in the United States under the tutelage of Dr. John Harry King, Jr.  Dr. Pawlos and Dr. Mabrouk go on to establish ophthalmology training programs in their countries. Dr. Mabrouk founds Nadi Al Bassar, the North African Center for Sight, an NGO that provides eye care and training throughout the Middle East and Africa.


Historical image of the blind leading the blind

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