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It turns out living in paradise has its drawbacks. Residents of Christmas Island in the Pacific are prone to a “surfer’s disease” caused by exposure to dust, wind, and abundant sunlight. Medical Eye Center surgeons Dr. Paul Imperia and Dr. Paul Jorizzo noticed the situation on a fishing trip years ago. Now they return on a regular basis to treat patients with a variety of eye diseases using modern techniques otherwise unknown in the area.

Dr. Paul Imperia talks to Jefferson Public Radio about his medical mission to Christmas Island.

Listen to the interview…