Cybersight is our award-winning telemedicine platform. Through Cybersight, our expert volunteers teach and support eye care teams around the world using the latest advancements in internet and mobile technologies.

Cybersight is a digital extension of our mission. It increases our ability to provide training and support with our local partners. With Cybersight, we can make an impact in places where a physical presence simply isn't possible due to cost, logistics or security.

Our expert volunteers provide on-demand advice for complex cases, mentoring local eye care professionals on diagnosis and treatment of their patients. We help combat geographic isolation with easy access to an expert second opinion.

We also make sure that everyone benefits from our training activities on-board the Flying Eye Hospital, wherever it is in the world. We broadcast live lectures and surgeries to partner hospitals and classrooms around the globe. Remote participants enjoy a similar experience as those in the on-board classroom: they see surgeries through the operating microscope and can ask questions of expert surgeons and lecturers in real-time.

The Cybersight team and mentors have played a major part in my professional development as an ophthalmologist. Due to the lack of up-to-date knowledge in the Mongolian ophthalmology sector I rely heavily on the training and mentorship from Cybersight. Because of Cybersight I can learn every day, nonstop from excellent mentors. You are a life-changing force.

Dr. Ijilmurun

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Cybersight is also a living library of our collective training efforts, freely available to all eye health professionals including current and future generations of nurses, optometrists, anesthesiologists and ophthalmologists.

Cybersight in Action

In Tanzania in 2016, a local paediatric ophthalmologist worked closely with an Orbis volunteer through one-to-one consultation sessions. Through Cybersight, they were able to review all prepared cases and discuss appropriate treatment. Cybersight meant that the two ophthalmologists could strengthen their relationship and share learning, despite the distance.

Key Highlights and Initiatives

In 2017, we continued service-quality improvements and growth within the Cybersight platform...

  • We enrolled 3,090 new users in Cybersight (compared to 471 in 2016), propelled largely by a new self-service registration process and new marketing efforts
  • We facilitated 1,772 patient consultations through Cybersight Consult, our highest number ever (and compared to 674 in 2016)
  • We hosted 78 live webinars, with 1,867 unique locations participating from 125 countries
  • We broadcast live lectures and surgeries from every Flying Eye Hospital program in 2017, reaching an average of 140 locations in 54 countries per program
  • The Cybersight library received 35,000 video plays of recorded lecture and surgery content