Tell me about your work on board the Orbis Flying Eye Hospital, the world's only ophthalmic teaching hospital. Orbis is an international nonprofit organisation. Since 1983, it has been fighting blindness around the world as we believe no one should go blind from conditions that are treatable, curable or preventable. The organisation is based in the US, with offices in 14 countries, and we have worked in 92 countries. The Africa head office is in Cape Town. Millions of people go blind every year and millions more suffer poor vision because they can't get access to the care most of us take for granted. Four in five people are blind from avoidable causes, and 90% of these people live in developing countries. Orbis helps developing nations build the skills, knowledge and resources to provide eye care in their communities using our unique tools, one being the Orbis Flying Eye Hospital. The Orbis FEH is complete with a state-of-the-art operating theatre and patient recovery and laser trea...

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