March 11, 2015 (Oklahoma City, OK) After weeks of preparation and anticipation the DMEI Global Eye Care Program team will be leaving Oklahoma City for Swaziland tomorrow. The planned trip leaves around noon and we'll head to Atlanta for the 8 PM Delta 200 flight to Johannesburg, South Africa - the second longest flight (by miles) flown. Its a long haul, but nice to have a flight that gets us there in one shot. The team included Drs. Brad Farris, Brian Firestone, Mark Robinson (neuro-ophthalmology fellow), two senior ophthalmology residents (Drs. Derek Bitner and Evan Sussenbach). All packed, passport in hand, ready to fly...and fly...and fly! You can track the 8500 mile flight's progress this evening.
Ophthalmologist joining a medical team providing clinical care and academic exchange programs in Asia, Africa and Latin America to support development of blindness prevention programs including clinical care, educational exchanges and research activities - coordinated through a team of amazing eye care professionals in government, academic, private practice and international non-governmental organization (INGOs) settings across the globe. All in the pursuit of eliminating avoidable blindness and vision loss. ... full info