“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.
Staff at an ORBIS partner hospital in Hai Phong, Vietnam screen a baby for ROP. ROP or Retinopathy of prematurity is a potentially blinding eye disease that occurs when the blood vessels within the retina have insufficient time to develop due to premature birth. Screening is critical to prevent and treat this disease. ORBIS works to train local eye care professional screening and treatment techniques to prevent blindness in babies with ROP.
Photo: Raul Vasquez/ORBIS