David Sabiston Obituary, Death, Ophthalmologist David Sabiston Has Passed Away

David Sabiston Obituary, Death – David Sabiston, an ophthalmologist who had passed away the previous week. David restored the vision of a significant number of individuals in Tahiti. “For those of you who were fortunate enough to get Dr. David Sabiston’s (known as “Sabo” to many of us) care while he was employed here at Tairawhiti District Health between roughly 2005 and 2008, I have some news for you. I would like to encourage you to remember the amazing man, as well as the outstanding service he provided to a large number of patients in this community. Sabo left this world a week ago, a day after celebrating his 91st birthday.

Dr. Sabiston was well-known and respected in the field of ophthalmology. He helped a great number of patients regain their vision in the areas of the Coast, Gisborne, and the Hawkes Bay. He works in extremely remote locations all over the world to assist in the restoration of sight to underprivileged communities. When I was a little child, I was introduced to Dr. Sabiston for the first time. When we were children, his name was frequently mentioned about the house. When my mother was a young mother with two young children, he performed an operation on her that was a success and gave her a corneal transplant as well as the gift of sight.

We heard a lot about Dr. Sabiston and his professional abilities, but what stood out to us the most was his kindness to my mother as a patient of his throughout the seven weeks that she was nursed in the Hawke’s Bay hospital while the graft took. It should not come as a surprise that the graft in question has not degraded over time. Because I’ve always been interested in “eyes,” it shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that my nursing career led me down the route of ophthalmology, where I eventually became the Eye Nurse here for a total of 14 years.