Powering The Fight Against The Crisis In Sight

October 2019

The Orbis Flying Eye Hospital is unlike any plane you’ve seen before. A state-of-the-art teaching facility complete with operating room, classroom and recovery room – this amazing aircraft has been an example of the marriage between medicine and aviation since 1982.

Once a cargo plane, the interior of our third-generation Flying Eye Hospital has been completely transformed. Equal parts teacher, advocate and envoy in the fight for sight, our state-of-the-art flying teaching hospital allows our world-leading volunteers to travel far and wide sharing knowledge and developing skills with the communities that need it most.

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The Flying Eye Hospital is not only packed with the latest medical equipment, it has some of the very latest training facilities, too. The entire plane is linked up through an advanced audiovisual system, meaning those in the classroom can watch surgeries happening in the operating room live in 3D – making it as close to the real thing as looking down the microscope yourself.

Crisis in Sight

There is a Crisis in Sight. Around the world, blindness and visual impairment are set to triple by 2050 – unless we act now.

The world’s population is simultaneously increasing and growing older, so global blindness and visual impairment are on the rise. And conditions like cataract, trachoma, diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma are continuing to destroy people’s vision and lives.

But this is not our fate. We have the solutions that can stop this crisis in its tracks – but we need your help to do so. By investing in training, technology and teamwork, we can prevent this global Crisis in Sight.

Donate now to help end the Crisis in Sight and your gift will be DOUBLED by a generous Orbis supporter. That means your gift will have twice the sight-saving impact.

Together, we can prevent this crisis and give many more people the life-changing eye care they deserve.