Health
 Mexico
Project #6090

Restore Sight in Zihuatanejo, Mexico

by Surgical Eye Expeditions (SEE) International
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Summary

Visiting ophthalmologist works with host ophthalmologist performing sight restoring surgery. Approximately 900 screenings and 150 surgeries to be completed. YAG laser placed at site for ongoing care.
$6,006
total raised
64
donors
0
monthly donors
5
years active

Challenge

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.

Solution

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.

Long-Term Impact

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.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.seeintl.org
Watch a video about this expedition.
Expedition Overview
About Surgical Eye Expeditions (SEE) International
Stories From the Field

Organization Information

Surgical Eye Expeditions (SEE) International

Location: Santa Barbara, CA - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.seeintl.org
Project Leader:
Tim Durnin
Chief Operating Officer
Santa Barbara, CA United States

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
   

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