IAPB:  At the founding meeting of the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) in Oxford, UK, IEF founder Dr. John Harry King, Jr. is appointed an “alternate” to Group F “Members at Large elected in recognition of the individual contribution which they can make to the work of the Agency”.

JORDAN:  IEF establishes the “New Jordan Eye Bank” at the Jordan University Hospital (JUH) in Amman.  The IEF team (Dr. Michael A. Lemp, Dr. Richard Forster, Nicole Todaro, Victoria M. Sheffield) performed 30 corneal transplants at the JUH and the King Hussein Medical Center, trained ophthalmic surgeons and nurses on the corneal transplantation procedure, and set up the Eye Bank which was officially opened by Their Majesties King Hussein and Queen Noor.

PUERTO RICO:  IEF supports the fledgling Ophthalmic Technician Training Program established at the University of Puerto Rico and directed by Milagros Colon de Lopez, RN which trains allied health professionals from all over Latin America.


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