The Vision van, a mobile eye clinic, Aids relief Efforts in Tsunami-Stricken areas

Catherine Ross Oshima, Kenya Yuki, Atsuro Uchida, Murat Dogru, Takashi Koto, Yoko Ozawa, Kazuo Tsubota

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Abstract

In the wake of the devastating earthquake and tsunami of March 11, our group at Keio University worked diligently to bring the Vision Van, a mobile eye clinic, from Miami, Florida, to disaster areas where medicines, eyeglasses, and indeed all other ophthalmological supplies and services, were nonexistent, thereby assisting many tsunami survivors suffering from eye problems. This act was encouraging not only to the patients and those working in the disaster-hit areas but also to ophthalmologists who wanted to use their medical specialty to assist those in need.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10-14
Number of pages5
JournalKeio Journal of Medicine
Volume61
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Mar

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Keywords

  • Disasters
  • Japan
  • Mobile health units
  • Ophthalmology
  • Relief work

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The Vision van, a mobile eye clinic, Aids relief Efforts in Tsunami-Stricken areas. / Oshima, Catherine Ross; Yuki, Kenya; Uchida, Atsuro; Dogru, Murat; Koto, Takashi; Ozawa, Yoko; Tsubota, Kazuo.

In: Keio Journal of Medicine, Vol. 61, No. 1, 03.2012, p. 10-14.

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Oshima, Catherine Ross ; Yuki, Kenya ; Uchida, Atsuro ; Dogru, Murat ; Koto, Takashi ; Ozawa, Yoko ; Tsubota, Kazuo. / The Vision van, a mobile eye clinic, Aids relief Efforts in Tsunami-Stricken areas. In: Keio Journal of Medicine. 2012 ; Vol. 61, No. 1. pp. 10-14.
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