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My time in Ghana

Dr Lawrence Azavedo is a consultant anaesthetist at The Royal Preston Hospital and has been a volunteer with Orbis since 2006, embarking on 10 Flying Eye Hospital assignments over the past nine years. Here he shares his experience. Read More »

Orbis to exhibit and host symposium at the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons

From the 5th – 7th September, Orbis will be exhibiting at the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ESCRS) annual conference.In addition to hosting a symposium on the benefits of collaboration to tackle preventable blindness, we will be exhibiting and discussing the support we have received from the Society.  Read More »

Muntare and her Neighbours

Even though Muntare is very popular within her community, for some time she had been leading a lonely and isolated life... Read More »

Back in school and back on the field

When David turned two his parents took him to a traditional healer. The healer made incisions in his eyes and placed a variety of herbs in the wounds. His condition worsened... Read More »

Ethiopia Trachoma Report

Orbis is tasked with working to eliminate blinding trachoma in Ethiopia by 2020. This is where we've got to since the year 2000. Read More »

UK Annual Report and Financial Statements 2014

The Annual Report provides a comprehensive overview of the impact of the our work Read More »

Nicholas King glasses supporting Orbis

Designer Nicholas King has teamed up with eyewear brand London Retro to produce a range of glasses and sunglasses to support Orbis. Read More »

Orbis shortlisted for two Third Sector Excellence awards!

Orbis is delighted to have been chosen as a finalist in two categories in this year’s Third Sector Excellence Awards: Charity Partnership of the Year and Fundraising Team of the Year Read More »

Orbis Chairman Wins Trustee of the Year Honour at the Charity Staff and Volunteer Awards

On Thursday 5th March, Mr Robert Walters, consultant ophthalmologist and chairman of Orbis UK, was recognised for his dedication and contribution to the global fight against preventable blindness and named Trustee of the Year. Read More »

Video: School Students visit Orbis India

Amara and Shania show us a glimpse of their experiences of India and Orbis in action. Read More »

Years of unnecessary pain for thousands of Ethiopian children

Thousands of children in Ethiopia are being forced to leave school and lead a life of isolation due to the painful and blinding eye disease trachoma. Read More »

“Seeing them see for the first time” #VolunteersWeek

Long-time volunteer, anaesthetist Ian Fleming talks about the impact volunteering with Orbis has had on him in a new video. Read More »

Out of focus: Seeing India through a cataract

Amara was given the chance to visit Orbis supported programmes in India as part of a journalism initiative sponsored by her school, this is her experience.  Read More »

Gladys Struck in the Eye with a Stick

An injury while playing with her cousin caused Gladys's cataracts to develop. Read More »

Meet #TheEyeTeam

Learn more about Orbis volunteers Cherlyn and Ian. Our volunteers are a special bunch of people and their work is vital to what we do.  Read More »

Celebrating International Nurses Day in Vietnam on the Flying Eye Hospital

Nurse Cherelyn Victor's blog straight from the Flying Eye Hospital in Vietnam Read More »

International Nurses Day - Interactive Map

Nurses provide 90% of all health care worldwide and their role tackling avoidable blindness is vital; often filling in gaps where services are missing. We're proud of the incredible role they play and would like you to join us on a tour of just some of the great work being carried out. Read More »

Orbis London Marathon runners storm to the finish line

On Sunday 26th April, four Orbis runners braved the chilly conditions to take on the monumental task of running 26.2 miles. They did this in aid of those suffering from preventable blindness in areas of need around the world.  Read More »

Stephen Pau takes on toughest challenge yet for Orbis

Stephen Pau has been supporting Orbis for over seven years. The UTMB 'Ultramarathons' take place across the Alps, in France, Italy and Switzerland. Read More »

Our journey exploring eye care in India

Shreya was given the chance to visit Orbis supported programmes in India as part of a journalism initiative sponsored by her school, this is her experience.  Read More »

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