The Wills Eye Center for Academic Global Ophthalmology (CAGO) is dedicated to leadership in ophthalmology by bridging the gaps in education, research, and clinical care that exist across the globe in an effort to prevent blindness worldwide.

Wills Eye has long been a global leader in the prevention and treatment of blindness.

Through our Center for Academic Global Ophthalmology, we have sharpened our focus on the pressing needs of the millions of patients lacking access to high quality eye care.

GLOBAL PARTNERS

Wills Eye is extremely fortunate to have identified dedicated international ophthalmologists and organizations who are up to this challenge.

"MY PASSION IS TO EDUCATE AND EQUIP THE NEXT GENERATION OF AFRICAN PHYSICIANS TO MEET THE CHALLENGES OF THEIR WORLD AND TO PASS ON WHAT THEY HAVE LEARNED TO THOSE WHO COME AFTER THEM."

JOHN CROPSEY, PARTNER, BURUNDI

CENTER FOR ACADEMIC GLOBAL OPHTHALMOLOGY

WIRE - Wills Eye International Resident Experience

CENTER FOR ACADEMIC GLOBAL OPHTHALMOLOGY

International Scholars Program - For Curing Eye Blindness

Academic Global Fellowship

Curing Blindness in Africa - Academic Global Fellowship

Wills Eye hosts an annual David Paton Lectureship in Academic Global Ophthalmology as well as multiple lectures and wet labs aimed at engaging our trainees and community in global ophthalmology.

leadership

Our Center is led by Wills Eye Hospital ophthalmologists dedicated to the eradication of blindness in our community and around the world.

You Can Help

Join us at one of our partnering international sites teaching clinical or surgical skills while caring for the blind. A truly life changing experience!