To my co-intern Quan Quan, whom I promised a well-deserved shout out. So few of my memories with Quan Quan are outside of India (as of now), and so few of my memories in India are without Quan Quan. As I reflect on my time in this country, separating the two is nearly impossible. To […]

As my main project with Aravind’s eye bank wraps up, I think it’s time I blog about it. I have been hesitant to write about my actual work at the hospital because throughout much of my time working on the eye bank study, I was frustrated with my progress (or seemingly lack there of). While […]

As I briefly touched on in my last post, Aravind’s eye camps are held with the intention of reaching patients in need who would not otherwise seek out ophthalmology treatment themselves. Camps are sponsored by local organizations like Lions Club International, Rotary International, religious groups, banks, hospitals, community NGOs, and other social welfare clubs. They […]

During my application and interview process with CASI, our program coordinator, Aparna, encouraged me to do some research on Aravind. She told me there were a number of online resources like case studies and presentations on the NGO. I ended up watching a 23-minute video on YouTube entitled “Infinite Vision: The Story of Aravind Eye […]

First and foremost, to all who are reading, welcome to my blog for this summer. My name is Maggie, and I (uncreatively) use alliterations in titles often. I’ll be updating WordPress periodically on my internship at Aravind Eye Care Systems in Pondicherry, India and all other things living across the globe may entail. Applying to work […]