Orbis's Flying Eye Hospital lands in Silicon Valley

Orbis, has brought its new Flying Eye Hospital to Silicon Valley, bringing technology, training and teaching tools to local healthcare teams, the company said.

The accredited ophthalmic training hospital aboard an MD-10 aircraft is a third-generation flying eye hospital that features 3D technology and live broadcast capabilities enabling Orbis, with its expert volunteer faculty, to train more doctors, nurses and healthcare professionals–ultimately treating more people and restoring their sight.

Google is hosting the Flying Eye Hospital at Moffett Federal Airfield, while Orbis is meeting with technology leaders in Silicon Valley before it heads out to Asia for its first medical programs in September.

Orbis is an international nonprofit organization that is active in the prevention and treatment of blindness, delivering skills, resources and knowledge needed to deliver accessible quality eye care.