Gift of Sight | Al Jazeera 101 East
Al Jazeera 101 East travels with Dr. Sanduk Ruit from Nepal to Indonesia, a film by Yaara Bou.
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Simple surgery changes how world’s rural poor see the world
After years of darkness, they have just seen the light, and are thanking the American doctor who brought them the gift of sight.
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Geoffrey Tabin and the Himalayan Cataract Project
Ophthalmologist Dr. Geoffrey Tabin talks about his work restoring sight to some of the world's most isolated, impoverished people through the Himalayan Cataract Project.
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Restoring Sight to the Cataract-Blinded Poor
In China or Ethiopia, Rwanda or Nepal, the scenes are the same: crowds of patients waiting in the open air, bandages over their eyes. Each has been blind for months,...
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Sight for sore eyes
It takes Sanduk Ruit about five minutes to change someone's life. In that time, the Nepalese doctor can make a small incision in his patient's eye, remove the cloudy cataract...
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What do you get when you combine six eye surgeons, thirteen runners, six educators, two nonprofits, 871 cataract patients, 63,000 students, two of the fastest men on the planet, and one trail...
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The world has around 40m blind people, around 90% of them in the developing world. Much of this blindness treatable. "Second Suns”, a new book by David Oliver Relin, tells the...
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Books: New and noteworthy
Tells the story of two doctors – one from the U.S., one from Nepal – who have worked to stop preventable blindness through the Himalayan Cataract Project; by the late co-author...
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Lessons In Healthcare From 20,000 Feet: Bhutan’s Solution To Eye Care
In Bhutan, there are only eight ophthalmologists. With a population of roughly 750,000, that’s about 90,000 patients for each eye doctor.
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Eyesight to the blind: Cheap, fast surgery tackles cataracts
They may look like the "Odd Couple" of ophthalmology, but a Nepalese doctor and his American counterpart's promotion of a dirt-cheap, ultra-fast, assembly-line form of surgery is restoring sight to...
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Second Suns: Two Doctors and Their Amazing Quest to Restore Sight and Save Lives
Superb surgeons have qualities that set them apart. In addition to the intelligence needed to practice good medicine, they possess dexterity, physical stamina and, equally important, supreme confidence in their...
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Second Suns: Saving Sight in the Developing World
A new book by the co-author of "Three Cups of Tea" profiles a pair of doctors who pioneered a way to solve the most preventable form of blindness
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New York Times Article on the Himalayan Cataract Project
In 5 Minutes, He Lets the Blind See | Written by: Nicholas Kristof
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ABC News | Gift of Sight: US Doctor’s Fix for Epidemic
ABC News joined Dr. Geoff Tabin on a trip to Ethiopia, which has one of the highest rates of blindness in the world.
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To cure the blind. It sounds impossible. Biblical even. And that’s exactly why Geoff Tabin—climber, medical pioneer, human dynamo—is just the guy to do it.
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Oregon Public TV interviews Board Member Dr. Matt Oliva
Every community has a few individuals called to take global challenges head-on, without constant reflection on whether or not they are making much of a difference. And it becomes compellingly...
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Brown University profiles Dr. Geoff Tabin
The editors write: “...A goal he set 20 years ago is one he knows won’t be met in his lifetime. To Tabin, summiting Mount Everest has nothing on curing blindness...
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“UW Medicine” magazine features Dr. Matt Oliva
For this story, we spoke with two alumni with a passion for service — one who finished training approximately 10 years ago, and one who is currently in residency. - See more...
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