Dominica is an impoverished member of the Caribbean community. Basic
medical infrastructure is lacking and there is only one ophthalmologist
for the entire country. This doctor was trained at the University of
Ottawa as there are no training facilities in the country.
Eyesight International (Canada) has been working with the University
of Ottawa to improve the availability and quality of eye care services
in Dominica. This support has recently resulted in the training of an
ophthalmic technician. Plans are currently underway to expand this program.