HBO features Dr. Matt Oliva and the Himalayan Cataract Project

Removing_bandages_from_patients_Matt Oliva

Season Four of of the Emmy­-winning television series VICE on HBO features a compelling segment titled “Beating Blindness” that features Medical Eye Center’s cornea specialist, Dr. Matt Oliva. Correspondent Isobel Yeung travels to Ethiopia to meet Dr. Oliva while working with the Himalayan Cataract Project. While in Ethiopia, Isobel shadows Dr. Oliva and the surgical team as they perform nearly 700 surgeries over the course of a week.

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