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Partner Highlight: Moran Physicians Give the Gift of Sight

Following the death of her husband and the loss of her sight to cataracts shortly afteward, Reid had been struggling to continue on as the primary caretaker in her family. Even after losing her vision, she helped out with her 7-month-old grandchild, Taia. But Reid couldn't see the child's smile until the day of her surgery at Moran, captured in this video.

TED Talk: Ending Preventable Blindness

Cataracts are the leading cause of blindness in the world. Most of that blindness is concentrated among the world's poorest people who are unable to afford cataract surgery. This TED talk tells the story of how innovative doctors have creatively deconstructed and reinvented cataract surgery making it faster, much less expensive, and finally accessible to the world's poor and blind.

Alan Crandall Wins Chang Humanitarian Award

Endowed by a generous gift from David and Victoria Chang, the ASCRS Foundation Chang Humanitarian Award has been established to honor and recognize outstanding humanitarian work with a focus on cataract blindness and disability. Alan Crandall, MD, embodies this purpose with his extensive humanitarian work both in the U.S. and abroad. The award will be given to Dr. Crandall at the 2018 ASCRS•ASOA Annual Meeting in Washington, DC.

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