GLOBAL: II World Congress of the IEF Society of Eye Surgeons is held in Athens, Greece bringing together distinguished ophthalmologists and researchers from around the world.
PHILIPPINES: IEF sends Kathie Burkhard, COT to establish and conduct the first Ophthalmic Assistant Training Program preparing materials and a curriculum which became part of a comprehensive nurse training program by in the capital Manila.
GLOBAL: III World Cornea Congress of the IEF Society of Eye Surgeons held in San Salvador, El Salvador bringing together cornea specialists and researchers from around the world.
ETHIOPIA: Dr. Lawrence M. King, US Navy, establishes an eye unit with support from IEF at the Harar Hospital in the ancient walled city of Harar in eastern Ethiopia.
MALAWI: IEF gives the first of many grants to Dr. Moses Chirambo, the first Malawian ophthalmologist, to support training activities which began IEF’s 25 years of blindness prevention programming in Malawi.