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Bringing Operation Sight to Your Medical Program

Small steps can have the greatest impact. This is what Keri Allen, MD – an ophthalmology resident at the Univeristy of South Carolina School of Medicine's Palmetto Health Center – discovered when she spearheaded the launch of Operation Sight at her residency program in 2016. Earlier that year, Dr. Allen heard about the program at an ophthalmology meeting and immediately contacted the ASCRS Foundation for more information. 

Announcing National Sight Week October 14th-20th

Operation Sight is the ASCRS Foundation's U.S.-based charitable cataract surgery program. It involves a nationwide network of ASCRS volunteer surgeons who provide care to those unable to access or afford surgery on their own. Since its launch in late 2014, Operation Sight has delivered over 2,100 free cataract surgeries.

Spotlight on a Sight Giver: Richard Litwin, MD

Dr. Richard Litwin cautions other ophthalmologists about a major risk associated with humanitarian eye care: “it’s addictive.” Dr. Litwin was first hooked after he demonstrated to a local doctor in south India a PC IOL procedure. That surgery resulted in the patient, a carpenter by trade, returning to gainful employment, and made clear to both doctors how powerful the gift of sight can be. Thirty-six years after that first trip, Dr.

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