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UC Davis Instructs Flying Eye Clinic Staff

Courtesy of Orbis

Orbis' Flying Eye Hospital MC 10 aircraft stopped at McClellan Airport in Sacramento on Wednesday.

Courtesy of Orbis

UC Davis Medical Center doctors are helping to train the staff of a new flying eye hospital that made a stop in Sacramento yesterday.

The eye care charity group Orbis says it's new aircraft is the world's only mobile eye-teaching hospital to help doctors treat the causes of avoidable blindness.

Doctor James Brandt heads UC Davis' Glaucoma Service. He says yesterday's training included the Med Center's state-of-the-art, computer-driven mannequin patients.

"Those mannequins were brought onto this brand new plane and we went through a variety of scenarios for the medical staff to learn how everything would work in the new hospital," Bradt explains. "This is a brand new hospital for the permanent staff of this organization so they needed to train on it and learn how everything might work."

The MC-10 aircraft landed at McClellan Airport yesterday. Orbis will fly the plane to four other U.S. locations this summer - including Dallas, Memphis and New York - before departing to China.