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Public Health in Haiti

Public Health in Haiti

FACULTY

Dr. Daniel Alter is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, as well as a University of Illinois alumnus ’83, MD/PhD ’92, Residency ’96, Vitreoretinal Fellowship ’98. His special interests include macular degeneration diseases, diabetic retinopathy, repair of detachments, uveitis, trauma, retinopathy of prematurity and surgery to remove epiretinal membranes and repair macular holes.

FACULTY

Dr. Daniel Alter is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, as well as a University of Illinois alumnus ’83, MD/PhD ’92, Residency ’96, Vitreoretinal Fellowship ’98. His special interests include macular degeneration diseases, diabetic retinopathy, repair of detachments, uveitis, trauma, retinopathy of prematurity and surgery to remove epiretinal membranes and repair macular holes.

PROJECTS

Dan Alter has traveled to Haiti an astounding total of twelve times over the past two years. Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, and has been devastated by natural disasters over the past decade. The country’s public health care system has suffered as a result, and access to basic vision care is extremely limited. Yet Haiti also has the highest prevalence of blindness in Latin America and the Caribbean. For these reasons, the Haitian people desperately need humanitarian volunteers like Dr. Alter.

PROJECTS

Dan Alter has traveled to Haiti an astounding total of twelve times over the past two years. Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, and has been devastated by natural disasters over the past decade. The country’s public health care system has suffered as a result, and access to basic vision care is extremely limited. Yet Haiti also has the highest prevalence of blindness in Latin America and the Caribbean. For these reasons, the Haitian people desperately need humanitarian volunteers like Dr. Alter.