One World Sight Project gains attention of Ocular Surgery News for treating blindness in Africa
NEWPORT BEACH – June 23, 2008 – The One World Sight Project announced today its coverage in major ophthalmology magazine Ocular Surgery News. The article covers both the background and origin of the One World Sight Project as well as a glimpse into the future.
Dr. Richard Weiss, founder and President of the One World Sight Project, details the organization’s next big thing – modular eye care centers. These proposed centers, developed by world-renowned architect Brion Jeannette, are trailer-based and easily expanded to accommodate waiting rooms, surgery wards, etc. Dr. Weiss also discussed the long-term goal of the Eyes of Africa Initiative, which is to provide relief and development of eye care to the continent of Africa.
The One World Sight Project was created by Richard Weiss, M.D. in 1989. Weiss was inspired to create the One World Sight Project to combat curable blindness in the developing world by a song that he wrote about the plight of the blind in 1988. Soon after, Stevie Wonder’s participation as a nominal OWSP Special Advisor created unique consensus and excitement within the international ophthalmology community that led to the adoption of plans to eliminate worldwide curable blindness.
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