Storytelling: The Gift of Sight
The devastating rule of the Khmer Rouge has had long lasting effects. Although ousted from Cambodia in 1979, one of Pol Pot's accomplishments in the four years of reign was the elimination of the educated class, which includes doctors of all kinds. Today, there are only 8 active ophthalmologists for the entire country of Cambodia, leaving the people with practically no eye health options.
In Dec. 2007, the ORBIS Flying Eye Hospital began a relationship with the country, setting the infrastructure for training and growth in the eye care area.