Operation Restore Vision
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.
ISMS- ORV-Morocco- 2009
and our smaller but more adventurous mission:
ISMS-ORV-Gift of Sight Mustang-2013
All of the missions involved preventing blindness and saving the vision of numerous patients.
A statement from Dooley Intermed International/Operation Restore Vision
U.S. MEDICAL TEAM SETS SIGHTS ON CURING BLINDNESS IN REMOTE GORKHA REGION OF NEPAL
Restore Vision Expedition Targets 1,800 Villagers in Impoverished Roadless Region
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 was a complete success. All sixteen team members, including our honorary members from Lions International, were incredible.
A short documentary about the ISMS Operation Restore Vision’s mission to Nepal – named “Gift of Sight”. Click below to watch.
Follow the Gift of Sight mission:
G.O.S. May 15 We’re Off!
After months of scrambling, untold emails flying back and forth between Stamford and Kathmandu, and calls to opthalmic manufacturers for diagnostic equipment, three members of the Gift of Sight crew can finally relax tonight as they depart JFK for Nepal.
It was touch and go there for some team members who had to arrange to place their private lives on hold for two weeks – in one case a family emergency two days before departure that resolved itself at the last minute – for the good of this important mission.
We carry with us vitamins for the monks, Sherpa Adventure Gear for the entire crew, and a DeLorme two-way satellite communicator that will permit live texting from the field. Our Keeler retinoscopy rack and indirect opthalmoscope are safely swaddled in expedition leader Scott Hamilton’s carry-on.
First stop is Doha, Qatar, for an overnight stay on Thursday, then a four-hour flight Friday morning to Kathmandu. Our accommodations in Kat are at the legendary Yak & Yeti Hotel. We’ve been warned to avoid the tap water lest we board the Lomotil express for a wild ride on the porcelain pony. More on that later, I’m afraid.
On the reading list for tonight is “I’ll Call You in Nepal” by Bernadette McDonald … about the renowned Kathmandu journalist Elizabeth Hawley who has chronicled Everest expeditions for decades.
The mission begins.