March 23, 2014

Through the ORBIS Lens: Our Bags Are Packed, We’re Ready To Go

“Through the ORBIS Lens” is a collection of photos showcasing the issues surrounding global eye health. Each week ORBIS will share our best photographs highlighting our efforts to eliminate avoidable blindness around the world. 

 

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In preparation for the two week Cameroon program on the Flying Eye Hospital, FEH staff member, Ronald, takes inventory after landing at Yaounde airport in October 2013.

Photo:  Geoff Oliver Bugbee/ORBIS

 

 

March 18, 2014

Through the ORBIS Lens: Sister, Sister

“Through the ORBIS Lens” is a collection of photos showcasing the issues surrounding global eye health. Each week ORBIS will share our best photographs highlighting our efforts to eliminate avoidable blindness around the world. 

 

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Sisters Sarah and Cynthia Rosaro keep each other company on screening day at the Mulago Hospital in Uganda for pediatric strabismus (a condition in which the eyes are not properly aligned with each other).

Photo: ORBIS 

March 14, 2014

Through the ORBIS Lens: Having Fun With Song

“Through the ORBIS Lens” is a collection of photos showcasing the issues surrounding global eye health. Each week ORBIS will share our best photographs highlighting our efforts to eliminate avoidable blindness around the world. 

 

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The Drama and Music Club of Hole Geba Junior School in Ethiopia, pose for a quick photo before performing a Trachoma Prevention song and dance that teaches how to care for their eyes. ORBIS sponsors a school eye health club at this school to support these activities.

Photo: Geoff Oliver Bugbee/ORBIS

 

March 11, 2014

Through the ORBIS Lens: Practice Makes Perfect

“Through the ORBIS Lens” is a collection of photos showcasing the issues surrounding global eye health. Each week ORBIS will share our best photographs highlighting our efforts to eliminate avoidable blindness around the world. 

 

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ORBIS provides an opportunity for local doctors to use the latest surgical simulators that are on board the Flying Eye Hospital (FEH), something they may not have readily accessible in their own country.

Photo: Geoff Oliver Bugbee/ORBIS

March 07, 2014

Happy International Women's Day!

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“I can say without a doubt it was a life-changing experience for me…” says Dr. Rozalina Loebis after training with ORBIS during a Flying Eye Hospital program in her hometown of Surabaya, Indonesia. The training has deepened her “vow to save the eyes of Indonesian children.” ORBIS honors Dr. Loebis and the selfless others like her today on International Women's Day.

Share this with a woman you know who inspires change in her community to thank them for all they do! 

March 04, 2014

Through the ORBIS Lens: A Mentor’s Guidance

“Through the ORBIS Lens” is a collection of photos showcasing the issues surrounding global eye health. Each week ORBIS will share our best photographs highlighting our efforts to eliminate avoidable blindness around the world. 

 

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ORBIS Volunteer Faculty are very hands on, and oversee training programs for local doctors. Here, long time ORBIS Volunteer Faculty member and ocular plastics specialist Dr. Robert Kersten mentors a local doctor during a training program in Nepal.

Photo:  David Shaw/ORBIS

February 28, 2014

Through the ORBIS Lens: A Teacher’s Dedication

“Through the ORBIS Lens” is a collection of photos showcasing the issues surrounding global eye health. Each week ORBIS will share our best photographs highlighting our efforts to eliminate avoidable blindness around the world. 

 

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Dr. Roberto Pineda gives a lecture after one of his teaching surgeries in Kolkata, India. The Kolkata training in September 2013 marked Dr. Pineda’s 10th as a Volunteer Faculty with ORBIS (his first was in 1998 to China!).We have amazing Volunteer Faculty!

Photo: Geoff Oliver Bugbee/ORBIS                     

 

 

February 25, 2014

Through the ORBIS Lens: Hold on Tight

“Through the ORBIS Lens” is a collection of photos showcasing the issues surrounding global eye health. Each week ORBIS will share our best photographs highlighting our efforts to eliminate avoidable blindness around the world. 

 

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Here is little Dao Song Toan enjoying time with his mother and brother a little over a year after his Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP) treatment done by our partner, National Institute of Pediatrics in Hanoi, Vietnam.

Photo: Raul Vasquez/ORBIS

 

February 21, 2014

Through the ORBIS Lens: Goodnight, Moon

“Through the ORBIS Lens” is a collection of photos showcasing the issues surrounding global eye health. Each week ORBIS will share our best photographs highlighting our efforts to eliminate avoidable blindness around the world. 

 

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Beautiful full moon late September 2013 in Kolkata, India appears through the clouds.

Photo: Geoff Oliver Bugbee/ORBIS

 

February 18, 2014

Through the ORBIS Lens: In the Moment of Learning

“Through the ORBIS Lens” is a collection of photos showcasing the issues surrounding global eye health. Each week ORBIS will share our best photographs highlighting our efforts to eliminate avoidable blindness around the world. 

 

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Yogo Marie Angele is a hard working ophthalmic nurse at Yaoundé Central Hospital in Cameroon. In October 2013, she spent her first week during the Flying Eye Hospital program training in recovery and sub-sterile operations.

Photo: Geoff Oliver Bugbee/ORBIS