The Minister of Health invited A Promise to Peru to evaluate patients and perform cataract surgery at the Urubamba Hospital
Physicians and Stony Brook medical students unpacking the 50 suitcases of equipment and surgical supplies
SUNY Optometry Students unpacking their equipment and 2,000 pairs of glasses
Dr. Patel diagnoses a cataract that is significantly impairing this patents vision. He was scheduled for surgery later that same day.
Dr. Bill Epstein from Oregon with one patient from a remote village in the Andes Mountains. Dr. Bill Epstein has participated in multiple surgical missions, including missions to Nepal and Vietnam.
Mr. Ken Roberts obtaining a visual acuity from a patient. Mr Roberts is the president of a Long Island Hospital in New York.
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In addition to the eye clinic, Medical clinics were held for various sub specialties. Dr. Shanley held an Infectious Disease Clinic. Pictured here with a patient and medical students.
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A portable ultrasound was loaned to A Promise to Peru by SonoSite. This is Dr. Coritsidis with medical students discussing with a patient the results the ultrasound test.
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Patients traveled for hours often by foot to reach our clinic. The line to be evaluated went out the door of the hospital.
Two cataract surgeries were able to be performed at the same time.
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Dr. Ng, who monitored the patients before, during and after the surgery shown here with Dr. Sable, an ophthalmologist from New York.
Cataract Surgical Mission Team 2013: A Promise to Peru and Foundacion Ninos del Arco Iris members