Operation Restore Sight


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A Sight Mission Team Like No Other…

Operation Restore Sight can be differentiated from other eye care mission teams by the level of expertise and vast scope of ophthalmic subspecialties we provide. This is hugely advantageous as we are able to provide care for complex surgical cases while meeting specific host institution educational exchange requests and needs.

The ORS team has a huge breadth of experience in teaching and training ophthalmologists and allied eye care professionals and are able to transfer skills and knowledge to local eye care physicians to ensure ongoing care.

Our team members include professors of medicine and researchers who have developed innovative surgical techniques and published numerous peer-reviewed research publications.

ORS team members discovered a previously unknown eye disease, serve on panels at the National Institutes of Health and are assisting NASA with research to identify ophthalmic issues faced by astronauts.

Our team members are frequently called upon to make presentations at national and international ophthalmic conferences and webinars and are often featured in publications for their expertise.

The Operation Restore Sight outreach team travels to some of the most remote areas of the world to bring high-quality eye care to rural populations.

Meet Our Team 

John M. Aljian,
MD Anterior Segment Specialist

Surgeon Director and Chief of the Anterior Segment Ocular Trauma Service of The New York Eye & Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai

Clinical Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Douglas F. Buxton,
MD Anterior Segment Specialist

Medical Director, Buxton Eye Surgical Group

Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology, New York Medical College

Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Ronald C. Gentile, MD FACS, FASRS
Medical & Surgical Retina Specialist

Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at The New York Eye & Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai

Chief of the Posterior Segment Ocular Trauma Service of The NYEE

Attending surgeon at NYU Winthrop University Hospital

Sanjay Kedhar, MD
Uveitis & Ocular Immunology Specialist

Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine

Ocular Immunology Service Director,
The Gavin Herbert Eye Institute

Christopher Teng,
MD Glaucoma Specialist

Associate Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Yale School of Medicine

Glaucoma Service and Fellowship Director, Yale School of Medicine

Omar K. Ozgur, MD
Oculoplastics Specialist

Ophthalmology & Oculofacial Plastic Surgery,
Scripps Clinic Medical Group
San Diego, California

Helena Hurairah, MBBS FRCOphth
Pediatrics & Strabismus Specialist

Children’s Eye Service Director, Brunei Eye Centre

Lead Ophthalmologist, Brunei Flying Medical Service

Scott W. Hamilton, MBA, COT
ORS Team Leader & Coordinator

President, Dooley Intermed International

Lecturer, Department of Ophthalmology, Icahn School of Medicine

Certified Ophthalmic Technician

Nelson Ventura Co, CRNA ORS
Nurse Anesthetist

Ivanhoe A. Gadpaille, ORS
Team Photographer

“Incredible good happens when a group of people with a similar vision come together to work towards the same goal.


For Operation Restore Sight, that goal is to combat global blindness.”

Find out more about how you can help support the work of Operation Restore Sight