Flying hospital supports eye care in developing nations

March 19, 2018

The Orbis Flying Eye Hospital strengthens local eye care institutions, trains staff, introduces ophthalmic technology, advocates for supportive policies, and increases public awareness about eye health, according to an article on the Construction Business News website.

Orbis collaborates with local partners — hospitals, universities, government agencies and ministries of health.

The current Flying Eye Hospital is an MD-10/30 was launched in 2016, expected to run for about 20 years. The MD-10 is custom-designed to fit a fully-accredited surgical suite, a classroom with 46-seats, and treatment rooms. 

From the on-board classroom, students and specialists can view in real time surgeries occurring onboard the flying eye hospital through a 3D camera.

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