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Eye nurses take to the skies

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Three ophthalmology nurses flew to Jaipur in India last week in an aeroplane with a difference.

Linda Tranchemontayne (third from left), Jacqueline Newton (second from right) and Heather Machin (far right) are volunteers with the charity ORBIS.

The charity uses the unique Flying Eye Hospital – a DC-10 aircraft specially converted into a state-of-the art training facility – to help train clinicians in developing countries about treating preventable blindness.

Click here to view an interactive map of the Flying Eye Hospital

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