Orbis's white MD-10 aircraft looks like a typical passenger plane.
In fact it's a 46-seat classroom, complete with audio-visual equipment that transmits live surgeries that can be watched in 3D, The Guardian reports.
The lead surgeon, who is just next door in a state-of-the-art operating room, can be asked questions throughout the procedure. The aircraft, donated by FedEx, also features pre- and post-op spaces and a laser suite.
Orbis’s main aim is to train eye-care teams and strengthen hospitals in the countries where it works.
Its team of nurses, anesthetists and pediatric ophthalmologists come from some of the world’s most respected eye hospitals, who fly in on the specially adapted plane, thanks to an initiative of the international blindness prevention charity.
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