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Tabin, Geoff

Works: 15 works in 27 publications in 3 languages and 1,275 library holdings
Genres: Biographies  Documentary television programs  Filmed lectures 
Roles: Author
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Most widely held works about Geoff Tabin
Most widely held works by Geoff Tabin
Blind corners : adventures on seven continents by Geoff Tabin( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blind corners : adventures on Everest and the world's tallest peaks by Geoff Tabin( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Second suns : two trailblazing doctors and their quest to cure blindness, one pair of eyes at a time by David Oliver Relin( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

David Oliver Relin shines a light on the work of Geoffrey Tabin and Sanduk Ruit, gifted ophthalmologists who have dedicated their lives to restoring sight to some of the world's most isolated, impoverished people through the Himalayan Cataract Project, an organization they founded in 1995. Tabin was the high-achieving bad boy of Harvard Medical School, an accomplished mountain climber and adrenaline junkie as brilliant as he was unconventional. Ruit grew up in a remote Nepalese village, where he became intimately acquainted with the human costs of inadequate access to health care. Together they found their life's calling: tending to the afflicted people of the Himalayas, a vast mountainous region with an alarmingly high incidence of cataract blindness. Second Suns takes us from improvised plywood operating tables in villages without electricity or plumbing to state-of-the-art surgical centers at major American universities where these two driven men are restoring sight-and hope-to patients from around the world. With their revolutionary, inexpensive style of surgery, Tabin and Ruit have been able to cure tens of thousands -- all for about twenty dollars per operation. Relin brings the doctors' work to life through portraits of patients helped by the surgery, from old men who cannot walk treacherous mountain trails unaided to cataract-stricken children who have not seen their mothers' faces for years
Fighting global blindness : improving world vision through cataract elimination by Sanduk Ruit( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Corneal transplantation by Rasik B Vajpayee( Book )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jue di qiu sheng : qi da zhou li xian ji by Tai bin( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in Chinese and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Clinical Practice in Small Incision Cataract Surgery by Luther L Fry( )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Covers all aspects of small incision cataract surgery from lens anatomy to various operative techniques, complications, management and recent advances
Light of the Himalaya( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents the efforts of Dr. Geoff Tabin and his Himalayan Cataract Project team as they perform cataract surgery on the indigenous people of the Khumbu region of Nepal who would have otherwise lost their sight. Also includes footage of Peter Athans as he attempts to scale the highest unclimed peak in the region
Himalayan cataract project : restoring sight and economic independence by Geoff Tabin( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

After welcoming the audience, Dr. John Groesbeck, Dean of the Gore School of Business, gives some background information about the American Express/Weldon J. Taylor Lecture Series and acknowledges its supporters. He then introduced Jennifer Hefti, Director of Communications and Community Outreach, Utah Council for Citizen Diplomacy. She provides background about the group and then introduces the speaker, Geoffrey Tabin, MD. He is Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences and Director of the Division of International Ophthalmology at the John A. Moran Eye Center, University of Utah. His lecture includes slides, and ends with a question and answer period. "The global distribution of visual impairment shows that 90% of the blind live in the developing world. While many public health problems cannot be prevented, one striking exception is cataracts. After summiting Mt. Everest, then coming across a Dutch team performing cataract surgery on a woman who had been needlessly blind for three years, social entrepreneur Dr. Tabin vowed to work to eliminate all preventable and treatable blindness from the Himalayan region, hoping to restore economic independence to millions. In 1994, he co-founded, with Dr. Sanduk Ruit, the Himalayan Cataract Project, which strives to eradicate preventable and curable blindness in the Himalaya through high quality ophthalmic care, education, and establishment of a world-class eye care infrastructure. Dr. Tabin is the fourth person in the world to reach the tallest peak on each of the seven continents."--This information is from a Westminster College news release regarding the event
Rapid Assessment of Avoidable Blindness in Bhutan( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Abstract: Aim : To conduct a rapid assessment of avoidable blindness survey in Bhutan to obtain estimates of blindness, visual impairment, and cataract surgical coverage, outcomes and barriers among persons ≥50 years old. Methods : A total of 82 clusters of 50 people ≥50 years were selected using probability proportionate to size sampling. Eligible participants were selected from households using compact segment sampling, and underwent ophthalmic examination for visual acuity, followed by penlight and direct ophthalmoscopy. Participants with cataract were interviewed regarding surgical outcomes and barriers to surgery. Results : Overall, 4046 of 4100 persons enumerated (98.7%) underwent ophthalmic examination. Adjusting for age and sex, the prevalence of bilaterally blind persons with available correction was 1.5% (95% confidence interval 1.09–1.89). Most blindness (67.1%) and severe visual impairment (74.1%) resulted from cataract, but 22.1% resulted from posterior segment pathology. Cataract surgical coverage for bilaterally blind persons was 72.7%. Almost 90% of patients reported moderate or good satisfaction, despite poor surgical outcomes in 23.6%. Conclusions : The prevalence of blindness in people aged ≥50 years in Bhutan was relatively low when compared with neighboring countries and World Health Organization sub-region estimates. Areas for improvement include community outreach, surgical outcomes, and posterior segment diseases
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Audience level: 0.30 (from 0.05 for Himalayan ... to 0.88 for Rapid Asse ...)

Blind corners : adventures on seven continents
Alternative Names
Tabin, Geoffrey

Blind corners : adventures on Everest and the world's tallest peaksClinical Practice in Small Incision Cataract Surgery