I applied to L V Prasad Eye Institute, India, having heard about the institute from Prof Bruce Spivey and Prof Marilyn Miller who had come to Nigeria. It was not an easy decision; but I had seen some of our Nigerian patients returning with excellent vision after cataract surgery, and I wanted to master the art and be a handy resource at home, so I soon settled down to life in India along with my family.
It was a wonderful experience in all aspects at LVPEI. As part of the program, I was taught to have a high sense of responsibility in handling patients and to discharge my duties with utmost care and precision. There is no room for error in the care of patients and every effort is strenuously directed to avoiding this. The one thing that stood out was the diligence and hardworking nature of the Indian people. No wonder, people come from far and near to access the quality health care.
At the same time, the staff members are able to write papers and publish them in peer reviewed international journals. I have been privileged to work with some of the world's best ophthalmic staff and listen to lectures on a daily basis to world experts who visit from time to time. Indeed I am glad I came to LVPEI. It has changed my perspective and has tremendously impacted my professional life.
Dr Adedayo Adio
Consultant Pediatric Ophthalmic Surgeon
University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital
Rivers State, Nigeria
(Trained as Long-term Fellow, Pediatric Ophthalmology,
Strabismus and Neuro-ophthalmology, 2013)