Telesurgery Program allows expertise of specialized surgeons anywhere in the world in real time.
A long-term goal of the EyeCare Project is to provide human resources capable of delivering quality, state-of-the-art eye care to the people of Armenia. Armenian physicians must have the ability, the skills and the knowledge to deliver 21st Century medical care, equal to that available in the U.S. and other developed countries.
Telesurgery provides physicians in developing countries and remote regions with access to expert surgical training through the latest technology. The EyeCare Project’s virtual training program allows the expertise of specialized surgeons in the U.S. or elsewhere in the world to be available to physicians in Armenia at any time. Without leaving Armenia, which can be very expensive and time-consuming, physicians are taught to perform technically advanced procedures with confidence and with assistance and support from experts. Cameras attached to surgical equipment transmit real-time audio and high-resolution video images allowing the teaching surgeon to view the surgery in Armenia. Watch Dr. Tom Lee at Children’s Hospital in Los Angeles train Dr. Armen Vardanyan in Yerevan.