The Reinvention of Cataract Surgery for the World’s Poor and Blind
It is now within our power to eliminate the scourge of preventable blindness from the world.
Jeffrey H Levenson MD is the Chief Medical Officer of SEE International (www.SEEIntl.org), a Santa Barbara nonprofit dedicated to the elimination of preventable blindness in the world.
A graduate of Princeton University and the University of Florida College of Medicine, Dr Levenson practices comprehensive ophthalmology at Levenson Eye Associates (www.LevensonEye.com) in Jacksonville, Florida, where he specializes in cataract surgery.
Eight years ago his life turned on a dime when, having done perhaps 15,000 cataract surgeries, he rapidly started losing his own vision to cataracts. His sight restored, he now travels extensively to Central and South America, enabling low cost manual cataract surgery techniques among doctors caring for the world’s poorest, blindest people.
A Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, he’s also an avid bicyclist and runner, and the father of three children.