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					The Vice-Chancellor Dr. Max Price has pleasure in inviting you to the Inaugural Lecture of Professor Colin Cook Division of Ophthalmology

Vision 2020 – The Right to Sight
Wednesday, 22 July 2009 at 17h30
Student Learning Centre Lecture Theatre, Anatomy Building, Faculty of Health Sciences, UCT
Guests to be seated by 17h15 Refreshments will be served after the lecture. Please RSVP for catering purposes to: Tel: 021- 406 6346 · Fax: 021- 447 8955 Email:

Colin Cook was appointed to the Morris Mauerberger Chair of Ophthalmology in January 2007. He completed his undergraduate MBChB training at University of Cape Town in 1977 and his postgraduate ophthalmology training at University of Cape Town in 1987. From 1987 until 2004, he worked as an ophthalmologist at Edendale Hospital in Pietermaritzburg, where he was responsible for both the clinical service delivery at Edendale Hospital and for the planning and management of the blindness prevention programme in KwaZulu-Natal. Two important components of this programme were the training of mid level ophthalmic nurses and the training of ophthalmic medical officer cataract surgeons for each of the health districts in KwaZulu-Natal. From 1996 until 2004, he worked with an international non government organisation in KwaZulu-Natal, Christoffel Blindenmission (CBM). During this period, he served as CBM’s regional medical advisor, responsible for the oversight of blindness prevention programmes supported by CBM in the Southern Africa region. In 2004, he returned to Groote Schuur Hospital, to assist with the cataract surgery project supported by CBM at Groote Schuur. In 2005, he was appointed CBM’s global senior medical advisor. He has been privileged to visit a number of CBM supported blindness prevention programmes in countries in Southern, Central, East, and West Africa, and in South East Asia and Latin America, and to teach in community eye health courses in all these regions. His general interest is community eye health, and his specific clinical and research interest is glaucoma as an important cause of blindness in Africa. Colin is married to Myrna. They have three children, a son Stephen, a daughter Teresa, and a dog Kelly. Stephen and Teresa are both grown up, but Kelly shows no signs of ever growing up.

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