A Sight Mission Team Like No Other...
Operation Restore Sight can be differentiated from other eye care mission teams by the level of expertise and vast scope of ophthalmic subspecialties we provide. This is hugely advantageous as we are able to provide care for complex surgical cases while meeting specific host institution educational exchange requests and needs.
The ORS team has a huge breadth of experience in teaching and training ophthalmologists and allied eye care professionals and are able to transfer skills and knowledge to local eye care physicians to ensure ongoing care.
Our team members include professors of medicine and researchers who have developed innovative surgical techniques and published numerous peer-reviewed research publications.
ORS team members discovered a previously unknown eye disease, serve on panels at the National Institutes of Health and are assisting NASA with research to identify ophthalmic issues faced by astronauts.
Our team members are frequently called upon to make presentations at national and international ophthalmic conferences and webinars and are often featured in publications for their expertise.
The Operation Restore Sight outreach team travels to some of the most remote areas of the world to bring high-quality eye care to rural populations.
Meet Our Team
John M. Aljian, MD
Anterior Segment Specialist
Surgeon Director and Chief of the Anterior Segment Ocular Trauma Service of The New York Eye & Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai
Clinical Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Douglas F. Buxton, MD
Anterior Segment Specialist
Medical Director, Buxton Eye Surgical Group
Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology, New York Medical College
Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Ronald C. Gentile, MD FACS, FASRS
Medical & Surgical Retina Specialist
Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at The New York Eye & Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai
Chief of the Posterior Segment Ocular Trauma Service of The NYEE
Attending surgeon at NYU Winthrop University Hospital
Sanjay Kedhar, MD
Uveitis & Ocular Immunology Specialist
Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine
Ocular Immunology Service Director,
The Gavin Herbert Eye Institute
Christopher Teng, MD
Associate Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Yale School of Medicine
Glaucoma Service and Fellowship Director, Yale School of Medicine
Omar K. Ozgur, MD
Ophthalmic Plastics and Reconstructive Surgeon,
Advanced Eye Medical Group
Mission Viejo, California
Helena Hurairah, MBBS FRCOphth
Pediatrics & Strabismus Specialist
Children's Eye Service Director, Brunei Eye Centre
Lead Ophthalmologist, Brunei Flying Medical Service
Scott W. Hamilton, MBA, COT
ORS Team Leader & Coordinator
President, Dooley Intermed International
Lecturer, Department of Ophthalmology, Icahn School of Medicine
Certified Ophthalmic Technician
Nelson Ventura Co, CRNA
ORS Nurse Anesthetist
Ivanhoe A. Gadpaille,
ORS Team Photographer
"Incredible good happens when a group of people with a similar vision come together to work towards the same goal.
For Operation Restore Sight,
that goal is to
combat global blindness."
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