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Ending Preventable Blindness: reinventing cataract surgery | Jeffrey Levenson

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Cataracts are the leading cause of blindness in the world. Most of that blindness is concentrated among the world’s poorest people who are unable to afford curative surgery. This talk tells the story of how innovative doctors have creatively deconstructed and reinvented cataract surgery making it faster, much less expensive, and finally accessible to the world’s poor and blind. Jeffrey H Levenson MD is the Chief Medical Officer of SEE International (, a Santa Barbara nonprofit dedicated to the elimination of preventable blindness in the world.

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Safety is Dangerous Business | Spike Edwards

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We have all taken safety to such a degree that we have stopped using our safety and risk muscles. We rely on everyone else around us and rules and regulations to maintain our safety. If we follow the 3 Mission-Critical Elements described in the talk, our families, our workplaces and our communities will all be safer.