Medical care and supplies are scarce in remote areas of Mexico and poverty prevents many individuals from receiving adequate eye care. It is estimated that half the blindness in this area is due to cataracts or other easily treatable conditions. In response to this problem, SEE International has established a successful collaboration with Desarrollo Integral de la Familia, an organization with the shared goal of restoring eyesight to the people of Mexico.
The expedition will provide vision screenings for up to 900 people and sight restoring eye surgery for approximately 150 individuals. In addition, a YAG laser will be placed at the site permanently to provide ongoing site restoring procedures.
The sight restoring eye surgeries free the blind person and all of the caregivers responsible for their care. The daughter can return to school, the husband can return to work. The permanent placement of the YAG laser will help thousands.