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Some of the Kids That We Met in Haiti

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 ofContinue reading “Some of the Kids That We Met in Haiti”

One Child’s Story

“The last day at the clinic, a mother arrived with an 8-month-old baby. The baby seemed to be healthy, but had bilateral cataracts. (Both eyes) The team was not planning to work on young babies. In fact, they had agreed not to operate on anyone younger than 2-years-old… Unfortunately, the reality of the situation inContinue reading “One Child’s Story”

February 2020 Trip

Originally I was planning on making a series of blog posts leading up to this trip. Last year there were some obstacles that got in the way of treating the children that we met with cataracts. I posted about my frustration with this last year. I suppose I have been so worried that something wouldContinue reading “February 2020 Trip”

A Good Start to 2020

Last week was a good week to be in Haiti.  Dr. Dan Alter and I visited the residency program in Port au Prince along with several other ophthalmologists.  In December a new class of four ophthalmology residents began their training and we wanted to be there to help them get off to a good start.Continue reading “A Good Start to 2020”


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