Emily Graves, MD, FACS has done an enormous amount of international volunteer work throughout her ophthalmic career, and through that work, she soon realized that there was a large unmet need right in her own community.
In 2005, a back injury on a construction site prompted James Ross to switch jobs and start driving trucks. A few years later, medication prescribed for the back injury presented a side effect that would stall his truck driving career – cataracts. At age 51, James was desperatley in need of cataract surgery, but could not afford the cost of surgery. After a quick google search James learned about the Operation Sight program.
“I can never repay you. Thank you so much. I’m enjoying eyesight like I haven’t had since I was about nine-years-old. I’m so excited with this new lease on life. I can drive myself and handicapped parishioners to church again,” Leslie, an Operation Sight patient.