News & events

Operation Sight Wins Award & Announces National Sight Week

Cataracts are not just a medical issue in developing countries. Here in the United States there are neighbors in our communities who are uninsured – or underinsured - and cannot afford care on their own. These individuals may rely on others to complete their daily tasks, and if left untreated, risk complete vision loss.

Former U.S. Senator Tom Coburn, MD, Joins the Board

The American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) Foundation welcomes former U.S. Senator Tom Coburn, MD to the Foundation Governing Board, effective immediately. Dr. Coburn will join a 14-member board overseeing a domestic and international program agenda that now serves more than 23,000 needy patients annually. Dr. Coburn will be officially welcomed to the board at its next meeting in November 2017.

Grateful Patient: Give Hope

Kimberly Holland (Dallas, Texas) found herself trapped in a vicious cycle. Unemployed when her declining eyesight affected her job performance, she had also lost her insurance coverage. And without coverage she couldn’t afford the care needed to find another job. And around again.