The road to hope
Did you know that when you look at the entire education career of a future ophthalmologist, they only spend about 12% of their time studying the eye? Starting from kindergarden it takes at least 25 years to become an ophthalmologist, but only the last 3 of those years are spent studying the eye. That meansContinue reading “January 2021”
2020 was a challenging year. Since I began my residency training in 2002 I thought 2020 would be the best year to be an eye doctor. Well it started out great with a couple of trips to Haiti to help some children with cataracts and then you all know the rest of the story. InContinue reading “Moving Forward in 2021”
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”
“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”
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