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Make A Difference with Operation Sight

Emily Graves, MD - co-director of the University of Tennessee Hamilton Eye Institute Lion's Club - has done considerable international volunteer work during her ophthalmic career. But she's also come to understand the significant need right in her own community. Dr. Graves and her co-director, Brian Fowler, MD, decided to address that need in Memphis. “Instead of doing individual surgeries throughout the year, we wanted to attempt something larger.”

National Sight Week October 20th-26th

Operation Sight is the ASCRS Foundation's U.S.-based charitable cataract surgery program. Our nationwide network of volunteer surgeons and staff members have provided over 3,350 free surgeries to those unable to access or afford cataract surgery on their own.

2019 Annual Meeting Attendees Help Raise over $78,000

"Why did you choose ophthalmology?" and “Why do you choose to give?” Those were the questions posed on the ASCRS Foundation’s Give Sight Graffiti Wall sponsored by Aerie Pharmaceuticals at this year’s ASCRS ASOA Annual Meeting in San Diego. The answers served as the inspiration for artist Scott Biersack’s impressive word mural.