Take A 360-Degree Tour Of An Eye Hospital Curing Blindness At 30k Feet

To help further knowledge about the plane and its mission Orbis have commissioned a special 360-degree tour which is narrated by Oscar nominated actor Djimon Hounsou.

The modified MD10 is a marvel of engineering and efficiency, cramming a huge number of facilities into a space remarkably compact. 

On board you’ll find:

  • A 46-seat Classroom
  • Administration Room
  • Audiovisual/IT Room – so surgery, filmed and broadcast in 3D, can be streamed
  • Laser Treatment Room, with a cataract simulator training machine
  • Observation Area
  • Operating Room
  • Sterilisation Room
  • Recovery Room

The concept of the Flying Eye Hospital has been going since 1982 when Orbis launched their first ever converted DC8 aircraft.

In that time their evolving fleet of aircraft have visited over 78 countries and in the last five years alone the previous aircraft and its other facilities have trained over 100,000 doctors, nurses and biomedical engineers.

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