Humanitarian Eye Care

Volunteers Needed for National Sight Week

Next month, the ASCRS Foundation will host its 2nd annual National Sight Week initiative, October 15-21. The goal of National Sight Week is to raise awareness about needless cataract blindness in the United States by performing as many chariatble cataract surgeries as possible during the one-week period. National Sight Week is a part of our domestic charitable eye care program, Operation Sight.

Announcing Inaugural Chang Humanitarian Award

Do you know an individual ophthalmologist who is doing exceptional humanitarian work in the domain of cataract blindness and disability? Do they and their charitable organization merit special recognition and support?

It's time to celebrate the noble volunteer efforts of your colleagues within ophthalmology who are trying to alleviate needless global blindness.

DigiSight Telemedicine Study Shows Promising Results

In the winter winter 2016, the ASCRS Foundation and DigiSight partnered on a new telemedicine pilot program in Nepal. We are excited to share with our supporters the promising early results.

The partnership uses the Paxos Scope technology for smartphones, allowing anyone with basic cell phone camera skills to produce quality anterior and posterior segment imaging. The technology is portable and low maintenance, making it an ideal solution for the developing world and remote areas.

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