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ORBIS International – Flying Eye Hospital
Saving Sight Worldwide

According to the World Health Organization, 39 million people worldwide are blind — yet 80 percent suffer needlessly. Their blindness could have been prevented or treated. ORBIS is a nonprofit organization fighting blindness in developing countries, where 90 percent of the blind reside. Together, we can eliminate blindness and transform lives. Read more...


The history of ORBIS International begins in the 1970s with Dr. David Paton, head of the ophthalmology department at Baylor College of Medicine in Texas, and his concerns over the state of eye care services and ophthalmic instruction in developing countries.

Dr. Paton had traveled extensively throughout the developing world as a visiting faculty member. During that time he had observed that the high costs of tuition, international travel, and accommodations prevented most doctors and nurses in those countries from participating in overseas training programs. Even when they could afford to study abroad, their opportunity for direct clinical experience was limited because strict licensing laws often prevented them from performing surgery.

Dr. Paton's solution was a mobile teaching hospital. With a fully equipped airplane, doctors trained in the latest ophthalmic techniques, including pediatric ophthalmology, could bring their surgical knowledge and skills to doctors in developing countries through hands-on training and lectures
and treat our eyes.








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