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Orbis is a leading global non-governmental organization that has been a pioneer in the prevention and treatment of avoidable blindness for four decades. Orbis transforms lives by delivering the skills, resources and knowledge needed to deliver accessible quality eye care. Working in collaboration with local partners, including hospitals, universities, government agencies and ministries of health, Orbis provides hands-on ophthalmology training, strengthens healthcare infrastructure and advocates for the prioritization of eye health on public health agendas. Orbis operates the world's only Flying Eye Hospital, a fully accredited ophthalmic teaching hospital on board an MD-10 aircraft, and an award-winning telemedicine platform, Cybersight. For the past ten consecutive years, Orbis has achieved Charity Navigator's coveted four-star rating for demonstrating strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency, placing Orbis in the top 3% of U.S. charities. In 2021, Orbis earned GuideStar's platinum Seal of Transparency. To learn more, please visit

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AI and glaucoma: impact, challenges, and the vision for the future

April 13, 2022

Orbis' Nicolas Jaccard, PhD, principal AI architect, discusses the impact that AI can have on health care, including current applications for AI in glaucoma, the challenges of acceptance of AI in clinical settings, how AI has helped with the diagnosis of glaucoma, and the vision for the future of AI in glaucoma and eye care in general.

Orbis' Doris Macharia, MD, reflects on where Orbis has been and the next 40 years to come

April 06, 2022

Orbis International celebrates 40 years of innovation this year, beginning in 1982 with their iconic flying eye hospital. Since their start, Orbis has continued their innovation, working to achieve sustainable and scalable impact in the countries where they work. Doris Macharia, MD, senior vice president of global programs with Orbis, talks with Ophthalmology Times' Sheryl Stevenson, reflecting on the last 40 years and what's to come.