Advisors and Supporters

David Paton, M.D. explains his support for the mission of One World Sight Project.

Gullapalli N. Rao, M.D., explains how the One World Sight Project can best approach the problem of curable blindness in the developing world.

Suzanne Gilbert, PhD. gives her blessings and support to One World Sight Project before the Eyes of Africa webathon event.

Victoria Sheffield, president and CEO of the International Eye Foundation gives her support to One World Sight Project before the Eyes of Africa webathon.

Dr. Weiss interviewing former Allergan CEO, David Pyott.

Dr. Weiss interviews David Pyott, the former CEO of Allergan as part of the Eyes of Africa fundraiser.

Richard Weiss, M.D. shakes hands with late former South African President Nelson Mandela.

Former South African President Nelson Mandela gave his blessing and support to the One World Sight Project.

Richard Lindstrom, MD voices his support to the Eyes of Africa effort and the need for replicable eye care centers.

A headshot of Dr. Bjorn TyleforsListen to Dr. Bjorn Tylefors, then-Manager for the World Health Organization (WHO) program for the Prevention of Blindness, as he makes an appeal to Stevie Wonder for his support, after which Stevie joined us as a One World Sight Project Special Advisor!

Here is a partial listing of the various people who have supported this effort by consenting to be on our Advisory Board through the years, and their positions at the time of their involvement. They represent some of the most distinguished experts in their fields, people with an established history of making the right decisions and getting things done.

Participant Position at the time of involvement

Percy Amoils. M.D.

Johannesburg (South Africa)

Sally Anderson

Director of Development, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum

Prof. Daniele S. Aron-Rosa

Director, Rothschild Eye Institute (France)

Todd Berman

VP. of Marketing and Distribution National Geographic Society, Television Division

Frank Billson, M.D.

Executive Director, Foresight (Australia)

David Blyth

Past President, World Blind Union (Australia)

Baillie Brown

Executive Director, S. E. E. International (U.S.)

Dr. Marcel Chovet

Executive Director, IAPB Europe

Chick Corea

Musician

Robert Drews, M.D.

Past President, Pan American Association of Ophthalmology

Prof. Svjatoslav N. Fyodorov

Director, Russian Academy of Natural Sciences, Inventor of RK, Father of Refractive Surgery

Suzanne Gilbert, Ph.D

Director of Blindness Prevention SEVA Foundation (US)

Ricardo Guimaraes, M.D.

President, Brazilian Society of Refractive Surgery

Alan Johns, C.M.G., O.B.E.

Executive Director, Royal Commonwealth Society for the Blind

Charles D. Kelman, M.D.

Inventor of phacoemulsification, revolutionizing cataract surgery around the world

Herman Kluever

Executive Director, Bureau for the Prevention of Blindness (S. Africa)

Ruth Ko

Publisher, Orange Coast Magazine

David Krasnow, O.D.

V.O.S.H. International (U.S.)

Richard P. Kratz. M.D.

Newport Beach, California

Professeur Jean Langlois

President, Organisation Pour la Prevention de la Cecite (France)

Michael Lemp, M.D.

Professor of Ophthalmology, Georgetown University (US)

Professor Ridha Mabrouk

President, North African Center for Sight (Tunisia)

Ross MacDonald

President, Operation Eyesight Universal (Canada)

Nelson Mandela

President,  South Africa

Raphael M. Medina

Organizacion National De Ciegos (Spain)

John Palmer

President, Helen Keller International

David Paton, M.D.

Founder, ORBIS International

Bruce Sand, M.D.

F.AC.S., – Director, Sunrise Technologies, Inc.

Carlos Santana

Musician

Robert Santelli

Director of Education Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Victoria Sheffield

Executive Director, International Eye Foundation (U.S.)

Harold Stein, M.D.

F.R.C.S., Toronto, Ontario (Canada)

Bradley R. Straatsma, M.D.

Director of Ophthalmology/Oncology, Jules Stein Eye Institute (US)

Alfred Summer, M.D.

Dean Emeritus, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health 

Pina Toamorina

Executive Director, ORBIS International

Eric J. van Agtmaal, Ph.D.

Director, Mekong Eye Doctors (The Netherlands)

Govindappa Venkataswamy, M.D.

Founder, Aravind Eye Hospital (India), revolutionized delivery of cataract surgery in the developing world

Robert Welsh, M.D.

President, Volunteer Eye Surgeons Association (US)

Stevie Wonder

Musician

Kevin Wall

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