“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.
Nejat Nasri, 7, presented to screening day at Menelik II Referral Hospital with Lamellar Cataract in her right eye and a membraneous cataract in her left eye. Her father was reportedly bilaterally blind since birth. Dr Douglas Fredrick, long-time ORBIS VF phaco surgeon from Stanford chose Nejat as a case to teach on the FEH. From October 8-26, 2012 Ethiopian doctors, nurses and biomedical technicians had the opportunity to work side-by-side with leading international specialists and FEH staff on the Flying Eye Hospital and at Menelik II Referral Hospital. The thematic component of the skills exchange program focused upon pediatric ophthalmology and addressed significant gaps in the diagnosis, management and advance treatment of childhood blindness, particularly in the public sector.
Photo: Geoff Oliver Bugbee / ORBIS