Bringing World-Class Surgical Care to the Third World
Since his first surgical mission to the Philippines in 1993, Dr. Hidaji has been privileged to travel to countries across the globe, donating his time and resources to organizations whose missions are to prevent blindness and restore eyesight in underdeveloped parts of the world.
Dr. Hidaji has trained other eye surgeons in Bangladesh, Peru, Syria, Mexico, and the Philippines, bringing state of the art surgical techniques to those underdeveloped countries.
Read on to learn more about these organizations and Dr. Hidaji’s involvement with them.
Since 1982, when ORBIS's Flying Eye Hospital took off on its first sight-saving mission, more than 154,000 doctors, nurses and other essential health care workers have enhanced their skills through ORBIS training programs. This translates into more than 226,000 eye surgeries and more than 4.4 million individuals treated thanks to ORBIS and ORBIS-supported programs.
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World Cataract Foundation
The World Cataract Foundation is a Memphis-based charity organization that has made possible thousands of sight-restoring surgeries in Mexico. Year after year, this group perfoms the near-miraculous feat of bringing modern surgical eye care to the rural mountain town of Ometepec, Mexico. In 2003, Dr. Hidaji became the first fellowship-trained Pediatric Ophthalmologist to work with the World Cataract Foundation.
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