On our most recent trip to Haiti we had the good fortune to have along a Jay Farbman, a professional photographer. Jay arrived before the surgery team and was able to visit the homes of some of the children that needed cataract surgery.
The surgical team consisted of: myself, Matt Thompson, an ophthalmologist out of Green Bay, Wisconsin; Kristi Sarosiek a nurse anesthetist also from Green Bay Wisconsin; Annie Doraisingh an anesthesiologist from Florida, and Audrey Kowalski, a nurse from Florida who came to make sure that everything ran smoothly.
The team was able to operate on 65 patients during the week long visit. Some young, some old. Some came in needing cataract surgery on one eye, and some had barely any light perception in either eye. People who needed help walking into the clinic, were able to walk away on their own, with a big smile!