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Two years after being treated for cataracts Sharmila accidentally broke her glasses. She was scared that she would fall behind at school, fortunately though the Himalayan Eye Hospital - an ORBIS partner - was able to replace them, meaning she could continue with her school work.

Photo: Geoff Oliver Bugbee/ORBIS
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Dr Simon Courtman, an anaesthetist from Derriford Hospital in Plymouth, England, comforts 10 year old Martin Cruzado just before his surgery during an ORBIS Flying Eye Hospital in Trujillo, Peru. 

Learn more about ORBIS's work in Latin America and the Caribbean: http://goo.gl/K6bsF

Photo: Geoff Oliver Bugbee — in Trujillo, La Libertad
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A brother and sister sit together after receiving free cataract surgery thanks to an ORBIS supported partner hospital in Bangladesh.

Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) is supporting ORBIS's South Asia Childhood Blindness Project that will reach more than 700,000 children in Bangladesh and India over the next three years by providing them with access to quality eye care.

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Business Support Volunteer role with ORBIS in London, one or two days a week. 
Gain valuable work experience and support ORBIS’s mission to eliminate avoidable blindness worldwide. 
Please apply here if you're interested, or share the role with your friends: 
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Zambia training programme update: Little Patience Chisala (age 22 months) had cataracts in both eyes when she met the team yesterday. Today having just finished morning rounds we see Patenietns is doing very well, loving her new doll and grabbing for things she can now see...This makes his examination a little tricky as she was determined to have his torch! — at Kitwe, Zambia.
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2 year-old Yohannes Fekadu after his cataract operation onboard the Flying Eye Hospital in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Photo: Geoff Oliver Bugbee
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Esteemed ORBIS volunteer, Dr Balamurali Ambati, became the world's youngest US qualified doctor of medicine (MD) at just 17 years old. 

Pictured here on a Flying Eye Hospital mission to Surabaya, Indonesia he worked with our team of world leading eye care specialists in a skills exchange programme with local medical professionals.

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Nejat Nasri, 7, walks into the light following cataract surgery in both eyes in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. 
Her father has been blind since birth, but thanks to the Flying Eye Hospital, Najat’s future is brighter.

This Flying Eye Hospital visit formed part of a skills exchange programme in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - designed to address gaps in the diagnosis, management and treatment of childhood blindness in Ethiopia. 

Photo: Geoff Oliver Bugbee / ORBIS
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“When my bandages were removed I felt that, if I were a bird, I would go fly and tell everyone how happy I was. I am so happy — how beautiful the world is! From a very early age I was seeing just the dark, and now I see the light. I feel like my life is a spectrum of colours.”

-Monica Islam, Bangladesh

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Saving Sight Worldwide. ORBIS prevents and treats blindness by providing quality eye care.
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ORBIS is a global charity, dedicated to preserving and restoring the sight of the poorest people in the poorest communities across the world.

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