Humanitarian Eye Care

Volunteer Spotlight: Michael Donahoe, MD

“Most of us in the healthcare field chose this career path to be able to make a difference in the lives of others,” explains Dr. Michael Donahoe of the Ophthalmology Consultants in St. Louis, Missouri. A passionate advocate for charitable eye care, Dr. Donahoe started his journey as a sight-giver with his first surgery day in the spring of 2012.

2019 Chang Humanitarian Award Winner

Endowed by a generous gift from David and Victoria Chang, the ASCRS Foundation Chang Humanitarian Award was established to honor and recognize outstanding humanitarian work with a focus on cataract blindness and disability. Richard L. Litwin, MD, embodies this purpose with his extensive humanitarian work that has become a family affair. The award will be given to him at the 2019 ASCRS•ASOA Annual Meeting in San Diego.

Bringing the International Mission Trip Concept to the U.S.

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.

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