SINGAPORE — This plane is the only “flying eye hospital” in the world.
Run by the non-profit organisation Orbis, it’s capable of hosting surgeries to teach doctors how to save people’s eyesight in the countries it visits.
The plane was completed in June this year and is the third of its kind. Two previous aircraft have since been retired and are now museum exhibits.
The plane’s mission is to carry volunteer doctors to parts of the world, where eye care and facilities may be lacking. Doctors will conduct surgeries on board to train local eye surgeons in new techniques. Read more…