Ophthalmology is the branch of medicine that deals with the anatomy, physiology and diseases of the eyeball and orbit.
The country has only 8 national ophthalmologists or eye specialists.
Given the total population of almost 8 million people, this means one ophthalmologist to a million people.
“And this is very alarming,” says ophthalmologist Dr Amyna Sultan, director of Pacific International Hospital.
She also offers lectures and assists in training ophthalmology residents at UPNG’s school of medicine.