Restorative sight on wing worldwide… what a breakthrough…. A brilliant initiative in the field of sight enhancement is called ORBIS. This group has developed a superb training programme based on a DC8 aircraft. After months of detailed planning, the aircraft arrives in a host country. A team of visiting international restorative eye surgeons perform numerous operations on eager folk’s eyes. Leading surgeons, from the host country, are invited to watch the operations onboard the aircraft through closed-circuit TV.
High quality video/DVD’s of the operations are made available to the Governments of the host countries . What a remarkable investment in the further growth and development in this field of expertise. It is wonderful to see the partnership with a leading international freight company in this venture. They assist with transport requirements such as freighting spare parts for the aircraft or even freighting one of the engines when it is needing to be serviced overseas.
Such creative projects for restored sight are very encouraging to observe. Only a complex web of relationships and partnerships can bring to fruition such a major operation. This in its own right can bring enhanced quality of life to so many thousands of individuals and their families. The integrated factors of sustainability through the in-house teaching and close mentoring of the host countries’ medical specialists make such an initiative highly effective. Truly investing in the future…
Its mobility gives it an added dimension. It enables recipients in many lands to be assisted through its services rather than being geographically anchored in their home location or having to pay expensive air fares to reach the restorative surgery centres. You can learn more through the Orbis website. Do share about this special initiative with your friends and family. You may also know medical personnel who might be interested in serving with this project. “Bringing the World together to fight Blindness”