Flying Eye Hospital Brings Cutting-Edge Ophthalmology Technology To People In Need
The plane, loaded down with high-tech gadgets, will travel around with a focus on teaching doctors how to end "curable blindness."
High-Tech 'Flying Eye Hospital' Visits Silicon Valley
From the outside, the Flying Eye Hospital could blend in with other aircraft at Moffett Federal Airfield. But the massive MD-10 jet, donated by FedEx, hides a state-of-the-art teaching center for ophthalmology -- medicine for the eyes. Repurposed by New York-based nonprofit Orbis International, the mobile hospital will rival the technology of top eye care centers on the ground when it sets off this fall to train doctors and nurses in areas of the world where underserved patients struggle with vision issues that could be solved with the right medical know-how. (Knowles, 8/11)