DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: Milagros Colon de Lopez, RN from Puerto Rico establishes a program supported to train all nurses in the country in primary eye care. Training materials developed in Spanish are used throughout Latin America.
GUINEA: Dr. Jean-Paul Heldt is posted to Conakry for two years to train local doctors in eye care and blindness prevention.
HONDURAS: Dr. Larry King establishes the Magi Eye Clinic in San Pedro Sula with support from IEF’s William M. and Ramona N. Carrigan Endowment. Tamara Gonzalez Oberbeck, RN, COT is posted by IEF to Honduras to teach primary eye care to health professionals.
ST. LUCIA: Dr. Ben Baker is posted by IEF to the Victoria Hospital Eye Clinic in the capital Castries in the Caribbean 1983-1984. Victoria Sheffield conducts a one-month training course on primary eye care on St. Lucia for 20 nurses from around the Caribbean.