Gift of Sight: US Doctor’s $11 Fix for Epidemic

Oct. 2, 2013

By , CHRISTINE ROMO and 

Weekend Anchor, “World News”

 Dr. Geoffrey Tabin Helps Blind Ethiopians Gain Sight

Forty million people worldwide live in total darkness and 90 percent of them live in the developing world.

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However, three out of four such cases are reversible, according to Dr. Geoffrey Tabin, director of the division of international ophthalmology at the John A. Moran Eye Center.

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Tabin spends a large part of the year traveling around the world restoring sight to thousands of people with cataract blindness.

ABC News joined him on a recent trip 8,000 miles from Tabin’s home in Park City, Utah, to Ethiopia, which has one of the highest rates of blindness in the world.