TEDxAdelaide 2015 · November 2015
The link between restoring sight to save lives in developing countries is an obvious one. But what about the economic link, does saving sight have a positive economic effect? James is a leading ophthalmologist and teaches doctors in the developing world how to restore the beauty of sight and discusses the impact this has on their community through increased participation.
James talks about the beauty of our sight and how saving sight in the developing world can help to save lives and break the circle of poverty and accelerate economic development. Importantly, he shares his unique ideas on how we can achieve this.
James is an eye surgeon based in Adelaide. James has a special interest in blindness prevention in the developing world and is Chairman and co-founder of Sight For All. He received an ‘Outstanding service to the prevention of blindness’ award by the Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology in 2011. He was awarded a Member of the Order of Australia in 2012 and received a South Australian Community Achievement Award in 2013. In 2015, James was the national recipient of the Ernst & Young Social Entrepreneur of the Year Award.