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  • Dr. Ninh Duc Nguyen watches Dr. Steve Charles, of Memphis, perform a retina reattachment surgery on board the ORBIS Flying Eye Hospital on Wednesday, April 15, 2008. The operating room is only big enough for two additional observing doctors during surgery.  All operations are broadcasted in a theater at the front of the plane for additional doctors to watch. Kevin German /  kevin@kevingerman.com..ORBIS Flying Eye Hospital brought doctors, nurses and specialists from all over the world to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam from April 7-18, 2008.  The ORBIS program contributed to the efforts of Ho Chi Minh City Eye Hospital in fighting avoidable blindness by educating local ophthalmologists to diagnose and manage pediatric blindness, retinal disease, oculoplastics, and blindness due to glaucoma..
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  • Dr. James Brandt, of Sacramento, prepares to operate on a patient suffering from glaucoma on the ORBIS Flying Eye Hospital on Wednesday, April 16, 2008. Kevin German /  kevin@kevingerman.com..ORBIS Flying Eye Hospital brought doctors, nurses and specialists from all over the world to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam from April 7-18, 2008.  The ORBIS program contributed to the efforts of Ho Chi Minh City Eye Hospital in fighting avoidable blindness by educating local ophthalmologists to diagnose and manage pediatric blindness, retinal disease, oculoplastics, and blindness due to glaucoma..
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  • Doctors watch as they test 11-year-old Hung Nguyen's vision while sitting on his mother Binh Vo's lap following his glaucoma surgery at the ORBIS Flying Eye Hospital on Wednesday, April 16, 2008. Kevin German /  kevin@kevingerman.com..ORBIS Flying Eye Hospital brought doctors, nurses and specialists from all over the world to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam from April 7-18, 2008.  The ORBIS program contributed to the efforts of Ho Chi Minh City Eye Hospital in fighting avoidable blindness by educating local ophthalmologists to diagnose and manage pediatric blindness, retinal disease, oculoplastics, and blindness due to glaucoma.
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  • A retina surgery is broadcasted in the theater at the front of the ORBIS Flying Eye Hospital plane for local Vietnamese doctors to study on Wednesday, April 16, 2008.  Kevin German /  kevin@kevingerman.com..ORBIS Flying Eye Hospital brought doctors, nurses and specialists from all over the world to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam from April 7-18, 2008.  The ORBIS program contributed to the efforts of Ho Chi Minh City Eye Hospital in fighting avoidable blindness by educating local ophthalmologists to diagnose and manage pediatric blindness, retinal disease, oculoplastics, and blindness due to glaucoma..
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  • Vietnamese doctors watch as Dr. Steve Charles, right, performs an ultrasound on a patient's eye to see the extent of retinal damage he is suffering from during a screening day at the Ho Chi Minh City Eye Hospital on Monday, April 14, 2008. Doctors Phung Nguyen, middle left, and Ha Nguyen, middle, right. ..ORBIS Flying Eye Hospital brought doctors, nurses and specialists from all over the world to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam from April 7-18, 2008.  The ORBIS program contributed to the efforts of Ho Chi Minh City Eye Hospital in fighting avoidable blindness by educating local ophthalmologists to diagnose and manage pediatric blindness, retinal disease, oculoplastics, and blindness due to glaucoma.
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  • Dr. James Brandt, left, of Sacramento, Calif., takes a photo of Dr. Steve Charles wearing a traditional Vietnamese nong la conical hat before examining their post operative patients on the last day of the ORBIS Flying Eye Hospital program. Photo taken Friday, April 18, 2008...ORBIS Flying Eye Hospital brought doctors, nurses and specialists from all over the world to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam from April 7-18, 2008.  The ORBIS program contributed to the efforts of Ho Chi Minh City Eye Hospital in fighting avoidable blindness by educating local ophthalmologists to diagnose and manage pediatric blindness, retinal disease, oculoplastics, and blindness due to glaucoma.
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  • Scene Jump.Doctors dilate Nghia Pham's left eye so that Dr. Steve Charles can examine his post-surgery progress on the ORBIS Flying Eye Hospital on Wednesday, April 15, 2008. Kevin German /  kevin@kevingerman.com..ORBIS Flying Eye Hospital brought doctors, nurses and specialists from all over the world to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam from April 7-18, 2008.  The ORBIS program contributed to the efforts of Ho Chi Minh City Eye Hospital in fighting avoidable blindness by educating local ophthalmologists to diagnose and manage pediatric blindness, retinal disease, oculoplastics, and blindness due to glaucoma..
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  • Patients board the ORBIS Flying Eye Hospital for their surgeries on Wednesday, April 15, 2008. Kevin German /  kevin@kevingerman.com..ORBIS Flying Eye Hospital brought doctors, nurses and specialists from all over the world to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam from April 7-18, 2008.  The ORBIS program contributed to the efforts of Ho Chi Minh City Eye Hospital in fighting avoidable blindness by educating local ophthalmologists to diagnose and manage pediatric blindness, retinal disease, oculoplastics, and blindness due to glaucoma..
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  • Nhi Uyen Luong, 7, waits for doctors to examine her eyes during screening day at the Ho Chi Minh City Eye Hospital on Monday, April 14, 2008. Luong suffers from congenital glaucoma...ORBIS Flying Eye Hospital brought doctors, nurses and specialists from all over the world to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam from April 7-18, 2008.  The ORBIS program contributed to the efforts of Ho Chi Minh City Eye Hospital in fighting avoidable blindness by educating local ophthalmologists to diagnose and manage pediatric blindness, retinal disease, oculoplastics, and blindness due to glaucoma.
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  • Dr. Steve Charles examines the eyes of Tho Nguyen, 66, while ophthalmologist Van Tham, right, watches along other Vietnamese doctors during a screening day at the Ho Chi Minh City Eye Hospital on Monday, April 14, 2008...ORBIS Flying Eye Hospital brought doctors, nurses and specialists from all over the world to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam from April 7-18, 2008.  The ORBIS program contributed to the efforts of Ho Chi Minh City Eye Hospital in fighting avoidable blindness by educating local ophthalmologists to diagnose and manage pediatric blindness, retinal disease, oculoplastics, and blindness due to glaucoma.
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  • Vietnamese doctors watch a TV screen as Dr. James Brandt performs surgery on a one-month-old child suffering from sever glaucoma in both eyes at the Ho Chi Minh City Eye Hospital on Thursday, April 17, 2008...ORBIS Flying Eye Hospital brought doctors, nurses and specialists from all over the world to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam from April 7-18, 2008.  The ORBIS program contributed to the efforts of Ho Chi Minh City Eye Hospital in fighting avoidable blindness by educating local ophthalmologists to diagnose and manage pediatric blindness, retinal disease, oculoplastics, and blindness due to glaucoma.
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  • Dr. Steve Charles, of Memphis, jokes around with anesthesiologist Dr. Andrew Choyce, of London, following a successful surgery aboard the ORBIS Flying Eye Hospital on Wednesday, April 16, 2008...ORBIS Flying Eye Hospital brought doctors, nurses and specialists from all over the world to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam from April 7-18, 2008.  The ORBIS program contributed to the efforts of Ho Chi Minh City Eye Hospital in fighting avoidable blindness by educating local ophthalmologists to diagnose and manage pediatric blindness, retinal disease, oculoplastics, and blindness due to glaucoma.
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  • Dr. James Brandt, of Sacramento, listens as a patient's words are translated into English during a screening day for glaucoma patients at the Ho Chi Minh City Eye Hospital on Monday, April 14, 2008.  Kevin German /  kevin@kevingerman.com..ORBIS Flying Eye Hospital brought doctors, nurses and specialists from all over the world to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam from April 7-18, 2008.  The ORBIS program contributed to the efforts of Ho Chi Minh City Eye Hospital in fighting avoidable blindness by educating local ophthalmologists to diagnose and manage pediatric blindness, retinal disease, oculoplastics, and blindness due to glaucoma.
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  • Vietnamese doctors from left, Yen Hoang Dinh, Ha Thanh Thi Nguyen, Dung Hong Doan, and Diem Hong Quang Vo react as Dr. Steve Charles shows off pictures of his grandchildren during a screening day to determine which patients will receive eye surgeries. Photo taken at the Ho Chi Minh City Eye Hospital on Monday, April 14, 2008...ORBIS Flying Eye Hospital brought doctors, nurses and specialists from all over the world to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam from April 7-18, 2008.  The ORBIS program contributed to the efforts of Ho Chi Minh City Eye Hospital in fighting avoidable blindness by educating local ophthalmologists to diagnose and manage pediatric blindness, retinal disease, oculoplastics, and blindness due to glaucoma.
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  • Dr. James Brandt, of Sacramento, examines Nhi Uyen Luong, 7, who suffers from glaucoma, while Vietnamese doctors Tien Thuy Thi Pham, left, and Tam Dang Mai, left, study the child's case. Photo taken at the Ho Chi Minh City Eye Hospital on Monday, April 14, 2008. Kevin German /  kevin@kevingerman.com..ORBIS Flying Eye Hospital brought doctors, nurses and specialists from all over the world to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam from April 7-18, 2008.  The ORBIS program contributed to the efforts of Ho Chi Minh City Eye Hospital in fighting avoidable blindness by educating local ophthalmologists to diagnose and manage pediatric blindness, retinal disease, oculoplastics, and blindness due to glaucoma.
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  • Dr. James Brandt and his son Michael, both from Sacramento, eat lunch together between surgeries at the ORBIS Flying Eye Hospital on Wednesday, April 16, 2008.  Kevin German /  kevin@kevingerman.com..ORBIS Flying Eye Hospital brought doctors, nurses and specialists from all over the world to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam from April 7-18, 2008.  The ORBIS program contributed to the efforts of Ho Chi Minh City Eye Hospital in fighting avoidable blindness by educating local ophthalmologists to diagnose and manage pediatric blindness, retinal disease, oculoplastics, and blindness due to glaucoma.
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  • Dr. James Brandt, of Sacramento, prepares to examine a patient's eye after preforming surgery to reduce the pressure due to glaucoma at the Ho Chi Minh City Eye Hospital on Friday, April 18, 2008. Kevin German /  kevin@kevingerman.com..ORBIS Flying Eye Hospital brought doctors, nurses and specialists from all over the world to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam from April 7-18, 2008.  The ORBIS program contributed to the efforts of Ho Chi Minh City Eye Hospital in fighting avoidable blindness by educating local ophthalmologists to diagnose and manage pediatric blindness, retinal disease, oculoplastics, and blindness due to glaucoma.
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  • Dr. James Brandt, of Sacramento, examines 11-year-old Hung Nguyen's eye after performing glaucoma surgery to reduce the pressure at the Ho Chi Minh City Eye Hospital on Friday, April 18, 2008. Kevin German /  kevin@kevingerman.com..ORBIS Flying Eye Hospital brought doctors, nurses and specialists from all over the world to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam from April 7-18, 2008.  The ORBIS program contributed to the efforts of Ho Chi Minh City Eye Hospital in fighting avoidable blindness by educating local ophthalmologists to diagnose and manage pediatric blindness, retinal disease, oculoplastics, and blindness due to glaucoma.
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  • One-month-old Quang Ngoc Nguyen was born with severe glaucoma in both eyes. He received surgery on the right eye first and a second surgery is scheduled for May, 2008. Doctors say he will be lucky if he gains partial sight in only one eye. Kevin German /  kevin@kevingerman.com..ORBIS Flying Eye Hospital brought doctors, nurses and specialists from all over the world to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam from April 7-18, 2008.  The ORBIS program contributed to the efforts of Ho Chi Minh City Eye Hospital in fighting avoidable blindness by educating local ophthalmologists to diagnose and manage pediatric blindness, retinal disease, oculoplastics, and blindness due to glaucoma..
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  • Dr. James Brandt, of Sacramento, scrubs in preparing for a glaucoma surgery at the Ho Chi Minh City Eye Hospital on Thursday, April 17, 2008. Kevin German /  kevin@kevingerman.com..ORBIS Flying Eye Hospital brought doctors, nurses and specialists from all over the world to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam from April 7-18, 2008.  The ORBIS program contributed to the efforts of Ho Chi Minh City Eye Hospital in fighting avoidable blindness by educating local ophthalmologists to diagnose and manage pediatric blindness, retinal disease, oculoplastics, and blindness due to glaucoma.
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  • Estelle Raath, of South Africa, dresses Dr. James Brandt, of Sacramento, in a sterilized gown before performing surgery on a glaucoma patient at the Ho Chi Minh City Eye Hospital on Thursday, April 17, 2008.  Kevin German /  kevin@kevingerman.com..ORBIS Flying Eye Hospital brought doctors, nurses and specialists from all over the world to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam from April 7-18, 2008.  The ORBIS program contributed to the efforts of Ho Chi Minh City Eye Hospital in fighting avoidable blindness by educating local ophthalmologists to diagnose and manage pediatric blindness, retinal disease, oculoplastics, and blindness due to glaucoma...
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  • Binh Vo holds her son Hung Nguyen, 11, as they wait for Dr. James Brandt to examine him post surgery. Nguyen underwent surgery on his right eye to help reduce the amount of blindness due to glaucoma. Nurse Trinh Hoa looks on at left. Photo taken Wednesday, April 15, 2008.  Kevin German /  kevin@kevingerman.com..ORBIS Flying Eye Hospital brought doctors, nurses and specialists from all over the world to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam from April 7-18, 2008.  The ORBIS program contributed to the efforts of Ho Chi Minh City Eye Hospital in fighting avoidable blindness by educating local ophthalmologists to diagnose and manage pediatric blindness, retinal disease, oculoplastics, and blindness due to glaucoma..
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  • Patients wait to board the ORBIS Flying Eye Hospital for surgeries. The DC-10 aircraft is equipped with a examination, operating and recovery rooms.  In addition, a theater broadcasts the ongoing surgeries so that local doctors can watch and ask questions to the surgeons. Photo taken Wednesday, April 15, 2008.  Kevin German /  kevin@kevingerman.com..ORBIS Flying Eye Hospital brought doctors, nurses and specialists from all over the world to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam from April 7-18, 2008.  The ORBIS program contributed to the efforts of Ho Chi Minh City Eye Hospital in fighting avoidable blindness by educating local ophthalmologists to diagnose and manage pediatric blindness, retinal disease, oculoplastics, and blindness due to glaucoma..
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  • Doctors examine Nghia Pham's left eye after performing a vitrectomy to help correct his retina distortion at the ORBIS Flying Eye Hospital on Wednesday, April 15, 2008.  Kevin German /  kevin@kevingerman.com..ORBIS Flying Eye Hospital brought doctors, nurses and specialists from all over the world to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam from April 7-18, 2008.  The ORBIS program contributed to the efforts of Ho Chi Minh City Eye Hospital in fighting avoidable blindness by educating local ophthalmologists to diagnose and manage pediatric blindness, retinal disease, oculoplastics, and blindness due to glaucoma..
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  • Reflected in a window, nurses sterilize surgical tools while doctors work to reattach a patient's retina on board the ORBIS Flying Eye Hospital on Wednesday, April 15, 2007.   Kevin German /  kevin@kevingerman.com..ORBIS Flying Eye Hospital brought doctors, nurses and specialists from all over the world to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam from April 7-18, 2008.  The ORBIS program contributed to the efforts of Ho Chi Minh City Eye Hospital in fighting avoidable blindness by educating local ophthalmologists to diagnose and manage pediatric blindness, retinal disease, oculoplastics, and blindness due to glaucoma..
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