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1970s - Berger

Yale Medicine Magazine, 2004 - Spring

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Ian B. Berger, M.D., M.P.H. ’74, is president of Houston-based InFOCUS, a nonprofit organization promoting eye care for all, and director of the InFOCUS Center for Primary Eye Care Development, whose domestic programs in poor and rural areas provide eye care for migrant farm workers, Native Americans and other populations in need. InFOCUS has promoted a new paradigm, the Vision Station, to deliver primary eye care. Berger, with colleague Larry Spitzberg, Ph.D., O.D., has also created the Focometer, a hand-held refracting instrument that measures visual errors and determines prescriptions. It was designed for use in remote or poor areas and is used in 40 countries.