This will be the first year that we will have a cataract surgical mission for one week in Urubamba from July 2-6.  This effort has been coordinated by Debra Messina, MD. We are working with the Peruvian Ministry of Health to provide free cataract surgery to those patients who are truly indigent and have advanced cataracts.  These patients will be from the surrounding remote mountain villages in the Andes.  The ophthalmic surgeon will be Michael Sable, MD and   Garden City Surgicenter has generously provided a certified ophthalmic surgical technician to assist Dr Sable, Lorena Chinchilla.  Surgical Eye Expeditions(SEE) from Santa Barbara, California will be providing the equipment and supplies for 50 cataract surgeries to be performed! We are very excited about this new addition to A Promise to Peru…

- Gene Romaska has donated numerous surgical supplies in order to assist in giving sight to people with advanced cataracts from remote villages in the Andes mountains. His extreme generosity is appreciated.

- Garden City Surgicenter, NY is sponsoring the trip of one of their certified ophthalmic surgical technician to assist our surgical team in performing 50 cataract surgeries, as well as donating countless instruments and supplies.  Their generosity is greatly appreciated.

- Ophthalmic Consultants of Long Island, NY have donated many supplies for the traveling eye clinic and for the cataract surgical mission to ensure that quality care is delivered…many thanks!

 - We give our sincere thank you to Blanca’s House is a nonprofit organization of volunteer healthcare professionals who donate their time to provide free, invaluable medical treatment to children and their families in South America and Central America. They donated many surgical supplies to us that will ensure comprehensive monitoring of our surgical patients.

- The Ophthalmic Center of East Setauket, NY have donated many surgical supplies to ensure the success of the cataract mission, thank you for your continued support.

- J.T. Mather Memorial Hospital, Port Jefferson, NY has donated many surgical supplies to our effort, thank you.

- Folsom Project for the Visually Impaired, Lion’s Club of Folsom California donated 500 pairs of distance glasses to our traveling eye clinic…thank you Don Ring, Ciro Morales and friends!

- Thank you to Island Eye Surgicenter in Carle Place, NY for their donation of surgical supplies.

- Ruhof Corporation has donated all of the necessary cleaning supplies for the operating room and cataract surgical instruments for our mission…thank you for your support.

- Thank you to all of the families of St Anthony’s High School, S. Huntington, NY for 300 pairs of eyeglasses.

- Thank you to Southampton Elementary School, Southampton, NY for their collection of many children’s eyeglasses.

- Northport Centerport Lion’s Club, NY has made a generous monetary donation to our mission, thank you Lion’s Club members.

- The parishioners of Blessed Trinity Parish in Breezy Point, NY donated over 100 pairs of glasses, thank you.

- Thank you and the staff at LNK International, Inc for their very generous donation of over the counter medications to help relieve back pain, a very common complaint seen in the clinic.

- Thank you Country Village Chemists in Huntington, NY for once again supporting our medical mission to Peru.  Your generous donation of three automated blood pressure machines and two glucometer devices with all of the necessary accessories will be put to good use on our mission.

- Thank you to Rachel Edmisson-Smith at T.Group/ Safilo Group & Max Leather Belts for their donation of sunglasses for the traveling eye clinic.


Stony Brook 2011 Medical Mission