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ORBIS and FedEx Launch Sight-Saving Programs to Combat Avoidable Blindness in Latin America & the Caribbean
Date:2/17/2009

ion as a whole, both programs are concentrating on the management and treatment of common eye conditions including cataracts, cornea blindness, glaucoma, retinal degeneration, as well as common causes of childhood blindness like retinopathy of prematurity.

The major causes of blindness in the Dominican Republic, Peru and other Latin American and Caribbean countries are non-operated cataract and glaucoma, followed by diabetic retinopathy and uncorrected refractive errors. Many of these causes are avoidable, and with preventive strategies and effective referral systems, the burden of blindness in adults and children can be greatly reduced. The participating institutions are using the visibility of the Flying Eye Hospital to launch several targeted community public health and government advocacy campaigns to raise the awareness of preventable blindness.

ORBIS and FedEx - Delivering Sight Worldwide

As a sponsor of ORBIS for more than 20 years, FedEx has committed its unparalleled networks, dedicated employees and vast aviation expertise to assist ORBIS in delivering the gift of sight to countless individuals throughout the developing world. In 2006, FedEx renewed its global sponsorship of ORBIS with a US$5.5 million commitment, which includes financial, logistical and operational support for ORBIS and its Flying Eye Hospital through 2011. During this time, FedEx has agreed to support ten Flying Eye Hospital programs and has created a new fellowship program -- the FedEx Fellows -- in which ORBIS will award medical training fellowships at leading eye care institutions to ophthalmologists around the world over the five-year sponsorship. The Dominican Republic and Peru programs will each name a FedEx Fellow. Recently, fellowships have been awarded to doctors in Cambodia, Vietnam and India.

"At FedEx, we believe in training to empower our staff to excel in their jobs. The FedEx Fellows Program is in line with
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