Kenya

Program

The Kisii Eye Hospital (KEH) / Innovation Eye Center in Kisii, Kenya has a strong collaboration with the Kellogg Eye Center. Located in southwest Kenya, KEH is one of the only tertiary eye hospitals serving a population of more than 5 million people. Led by Dan Kiage, MD, a glaucoma specialist, KEH has grown rapidly since its founding in 2013, performing thousands of surgeries annually. KEH also serves as a training center for ophthalmologists and allied ophthalmic personnel. Several doctors from KEH have traveled to Kellogg for observerships. Joshua Ehrlich, MD, MPH and Sherry Day, OD, FAAO from the Kellogg Eye Center have spent time in Kenya with Dr. Kiage and his team. The KEH-Kellogg collaboration aims to provide mutually enriching training opportunities and to conduct high-impact clinical and epidemiological research.

Dr. Joshua Ehrlich in Kenya
Dr. Sherry Day with children in Kenya
Little boy with sunglasses

Publications Related to KECIO Work in Kenya

  • Niyonsavye L, Frank CR, Ehrlich JR, Kiage D. Barriers to the Uptake of Cataract Surgery in Patients Presenting to Innovation Eye Centre/Kisii Eye Hospital. Scientific paper, COESCA Annual Meeting, Kigali, Rwanda, 2019.