ISMS-Operation Restore Vision is a specialized chapter of ISMS comprised of a team of highly skilled Ophthalmologists and eye care professionals, including experts in facial plastic surgery and pediatric anesthesia. ORV team members are accomplished physicians, surgeons, technicians, clinical researchers and teachers; one of the most highly trained and talented ophthalmic medical teams in the world.
Operation Restore Vision is committed to making life better for individuals whose lives are affected by blindness. We make a positive impact on the lives of poor people, especially children in underdeveloped countries, who are suffering from eye conditions that need immediate treatment and/or surgery. To fully understand the impact of our work, we have provided some examples below from our last four missions that include 3 large missions:
ISMS-Operation Restore Vision had a very successful mission to the Dominican Republic in cooperation with the Dooley Intermed International, ILAC, and VHP. A short video documenting a part of ISMS-ORV-DR-2014 mission was shot and produced by Daniel Byers, skyshipfilms.com, with technical help (audio and lighting) by Justin S Gentile and photography by Ivanhoe A. Gadpaille, ivanhoecameraman.com. Click below to watch.Read More
Our mission to Nepal in 2011 was at the Himalaya Eye Hospital in Pokhara, Nepal. Our team performed sight-saving surgery and other treatments on over a hundred needy individuals with conditions ranging from congenital glaucoma and cataracts to macular degeneration and retinal detachments. We not only provided free care to the poor, we also conducted a National Ophthalmology Conference for Nepali Ophthalmologists, met with the Minister of Science and Technology, and helped the technical staff at the hospital improve their ophthalmic imaging techniques.
At the closing ceremony, the Administrator, Chief Ophthalmologist and Director of the Himalaya Eye Hospital, along with dozens of local eye care professionals, praised the work of Operation Restore Vision, and pledged to continue to advance their institution and our mission to restore vision, cure blindness and reach out to those in need. Our supporters are a vital part of our ISMS-Operation Restore Vision Team, and have enabled these missions to restore vision, prevent blindness, and repair deformities in patients in underdeveloped countries.
Every member of our Operation Restore Vision team strives to positively impact the lives of those going blind, who feel forgotten, or have nowhere to turn. It is our dream to prevent and cure blindness while bridging the gap of ethnic, political, and religious differences.
Santiago, Dominican Republic, 2014
Sight restoring surgeries & blindness genetic research Lower Mustang, Nepal, 2013
Examined and treated over 700 people in need
Field clinic surgeries in remote villages Pokhara, Nepal, 2011
Examined and treated 1,327 patients
Conducted National Ophthalmology Seminar Marrakech, Morocco, 2009
Examined and treated hundreds of patients
Performed first corneal transplants in Marrakech