The time has come again for us to celebrate inspirational work being done by your colleagues in ophthalmology to mitigate the plight of cataract blindness and disability.
We need your assistance to find worthy candidates who demonstrate a commitment to service and volunteerism. We're looking for those ophthalmologists who are doing exceptional humanitarian work to alleviate needless global blindness. Do you know an inspirational individual or organization that merits special recognition and support?
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.