U.S. Airmen Provide Eye Care

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. Air Force Maj. Michael Parsons, center, looks at a collection of prosthetic left eyeballs while an Afghan soldier listens to an interpreter at the Craig Joint Theater Hospital on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Aug. 7, 2014. Parsons is an ophthalmologist assigned to the 455th Expeditionary Medical Group. The Afghan soldier suffered an eye trauma when shrapnel from an explosion hit him in the eye four months ago. U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Cohen A. Young
  • U.S. Air Force Maj. Michael Parsons checks the eye muscles of an Afghan soldier before placing a prosthetic into his eye socket while at the Craig Joint Theater Hospital on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Aug. 7, 2014. Parsons is an ophthalmologist assigned to the 455th Expeditionary Medical Group. U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Cohen A. Young
  • U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Vernon Price compares the likeness of an assortment of prosthetic left eyeballs to the actual right eye of an Afghan soldier at the Craig Joint Theater Hospital on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Aug. 7, 2014. Price is a medical technician assigned to the 455th Expeditionary Medical Group. U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Cohen A. Young
  • U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Vernon Price, left, places a prosthetic eye into the left eye socket of an Afghan soldier at the Craig Joint Theater Hospital on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Aug. 7, 2014. Price is a medical technician assigned to the 455th Expeditionary Medical Group. U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Cohen A. Young
  • An Afghan medical interpreter, left, listens to U.S. Air Force Maj. Michael Parsons, right, as he explains the care and necessary precautions an Afghan soldier must take after receiving a prosthetic eye during treatment at Craig Joint Theater Hospital on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Aug. 7, 2014. U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Vernon Price, center, watches as the Afghan soldier looks in the mirror at his new prosthetic eye. Parsons, an ophthalmologist, and Price, a a medical technician, are assigned to the 455th Expeditionary Medical Group. U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Cohen A. Young
  • An Afghan soldier looks in the mirror at his new prosthetic eye at Craig Joint Theater Hospital on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Aug. 7, 2014. U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Cohen A. Young
  • U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Vernon Price, right, smiles after watching an Afghan soldier adjust to his new prosthetic eye at the Craig Joint Theater Hospital on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Aug. 7, 2014. Price is a medical technician assigned to the 455th Expeditionary Medical Group. U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Cohen A. Young