xoxoxoBruce Wednesday Mar 31 12:19 AM
Mar 31, 2010: Nepal's Hawkeye Pierce
In Nepal, where medical facilities are limited, especially in rural areas, there is a master surgeon called Dr Sanduk Ruit. He's an eye specialist, and my reference to Hawkeye pierce is that he does production line (meatball) surgery, in tents, with limited equipment, and has restored the eyesight to between 3 and 4 MILLION people.
Fuck cancer and blindness.
Some great pictures. (scroll down)
Clodfobble Wednesday Mar 31 01:12 AM
I couldn't figure out what the hell the picture was supposed to be of, at first.
3 million people over 20 years is still 411 surgeries a day, 365 days a year. That's kind of nuts. Surely he means "the assembly-line approach" has restored sight to that many people, and not himself personally.
rditlkustoleit Wednesday Mar 31 02:20 AM
But can he perform these surgeries blindfolded?
capnhowdy Wednesday Mar 31 07:20 AM
Obviously there's a pretty good dentist in the neighborhood also.
Sheldonrs Wednesday Mar 31 09:38 AM
ZenGum Wednesday Mar 31 06:25 PM
This may be linked with the Fred Hollows Foundation.
Antimatter Wednesday Mar 31 10:32 PM
A quick Google search reveals that "In 1980, while working on a Nepal Blindness Survey, [Ruit] met Fred Hollows who became his mentor. Fred helped make his life goal clear: the restoration of eyesight to people who were unnecessarily blind."
Gravdigr Thursday Apr 1 02:39 PM
The woman pictured above needs to be ironed.