The Ophthalmology Department,  Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS), Kuching, Sarawak.

The Ophthalmology Department, Sarawak General Hospital, Kuching, Sarawak, East Malaysia.







Kuching, Sarawak,

East Malaysia.

9th February, 2007



(Left picture: The outline of the hand of a 10 year-old Peruvian boy who had had a successful operation to restore his sight on board ORBIS.)


Today marks the last day of the successful ORBIS visit to Kuching.  Three more surgery were performed in the ORBIS plane. A State Farewell Dinner was organized by the Sarawakian Government in Crown Plaza for the ORBIS staff and all participants.

Dr. Ambati discussing management of corneal diseases.

Dr. Thomas Law learning how to fly the ORBIS plane.

Returning books to the ORBIS library.

Relaxing in Damai Beach in Santubong 26km from Kuching.

A toast to ORBIS.



Flying Hospital ( ORBIS plane) Surgery Schedule for Week 2

Tuesday 09/03/2007   Dr. Ambati (Trainee: Dr. Mahadhir)

and Dr. Fernandes (Trainee: Dr. Fraizel)

Naemah Sahari

(65 years old)

Right cataract

Right small incision cataract surgery

Paul ak Darom

(61 years old)

Right scleral melt with uveal prolapse

Right scleral patch with amniotic membrane.

Sami Yusuf

(75 years old)

Right cataract

Right small incision cataract surgery


Iban Dance at the Farewell Dinner.

Bidayuh Harvest Dance.

Melanau Dance.

Welcome Dance.

Orang Ulu Hunting Dance.

Nurse Toni learning the rhythm of Hunting Dance.

Nurse Toni aiming at a balloon with a blow pipe. She hit the target.

Dr. Mahadhir, Head of the Ophthalmology Department of UNIMAS Medical School, receiving token of appreciation from Mr. Boshell, the Director of ORBIS.

Dr. George Chan, deputy Chief Minister, being presented with a token of appreciation from ORBIS.

Dr. Lo from Sarawak General Hospital and Dr. Dennis Kong from Normah Medical Centre.

Dr. Ngo and Dr. Lee.

Doctors from Sabah.

Doctors from Sabah.

Nurse Estelle and Toni.

Caroline, Dr. Fernandes and Dr. Lawrence.

Dr. Kertes and Dr. Alexandra (anaesthetist from Italy).

Doctors from Kuala Lumpur and Miri.

Staff nurses from Sarawak General Hospital.

Anaesthetists from Sarawak General Hospital.

ORBIS staff.

ORBIS staff.

Doctors from Kuala Lumpur.

Dr. Asok from Sarawak General Hospital and Wife.

Dr. Chieng from Sarawak General Hospital and Dr. Ong from Ipoh.

Staff from Sarawak General Hospital.

Professor Chua, Dr. Law and Dr. Ngo.

Staff from the Ophthalmology Department of UNIMAS (from left): Dr. Ngo, Professor Chua,

Dr. Mallika, Dr. Mahadhir and Dr. Tan.


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