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LA Eye Surgeon Performs 8 Corneal Transplants in Syria
Date:6/12/2009

ialty, corneal surgery in young children, is rarely done outside of the industrialized nations because it requires highly advanced training and complex surgical tools.

This is just the latest mission of compassion for Dr. Song, who has also visited Ecuador, Nicaragua and the Fiji Islands in recent years to perform eye surgery for children.

About the Vision Center

The Vision Center at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles is an international referral center known for its family friendly environment of children afflicted with all forms of eye disease and provides a full range of inpatient and outpatient services. It is the largest pediatric ophthalmology program in the nation with multiple subspecialty programs that are considered to be among today's finest resources for diagnosis, treatment and research.

Childrens Hospital Los Angeles is one of America's premier teaching hospitals, affiliated with the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California since 1932. It is a national leader in pediatric research.

About ORBIS International

ORBIS International is a nonprofit global development organization dedicated to saving sight worldwide. Since 1982, ORBIS programs have benefited people in 87 countries, enhancing the skills of more than 234,000 health care personnel and providing eye care treatment for more than 10 million people. To learn more about ORBIS, please see the ORBIS website at www.orbis.org.

Note: Additional photos are available at The Vision Center's website, www.thevisioncenteratchla.org.

A video clip about the ORBIS medical mission to Syria is on YouTube under the heading "Dr. Song in Syria."

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