“The best surgeon in the world cannot do good work if he cannot see what he is doing,” said Emmanuel Makasa, an orthopaedic surgeon in Zambia, who at times has had to work using a torch or the light from his mobile phone. “You would never ask a tailor to work in the dark, why would you expect it from a doctor?”
Every year, an estimated 24 million patients are put at risk of serious harm simply because their surgeon lacks the light needed to operate safely.¹
Lifebox and LED optical lighting company COAST are addressing the issue of poor operating room lighting with the Lifebox Light: A durable, affordable headlight suited for use in low-resource operating rooms. The headlight provides over eight hours of high-light intensity operating time.