Global Healthcare & Vision Restoration

Sights on Health, Inc. is committed to providing quality, compassionate care for those whose geographical and/or social status limit their access to medical care. A dedicated group of physicians & health professionals from across the U.S.A., along with allied healthcare students volunteer their time to provide free medical care, eye care and eye surgery to those in need in the U.S.A. and abroad.
Posts tagged "Ecuador"
Third Mission of 2019: CATARACT SURGICAL MISSION IN MEMORY OF MARC S. SABLOW

Third Mission of 2019: CATARACT SURGICAL MISSION IN MEMORY OF MARC S. SABLOW

Riobamba, Ecuador September 21-29, 2019 The countless hours of preparation during the nine months leading up to the mission enabled our Sights on Health team to perform 99 surgeries: cataract removals with implants & for the first time, glaucoma surgeries; all free of charge. Our patients included farmers from rural Andean villages, a teacher from...
Third Mission 2019 Ecuador- Day #8: Heads, Hearts, and Hands in Harmony

Third Mission 2019 Ecuador- Day #8: Heads, Hearts, and Hands in Harmony

This blog post is written by Pallavi Tatapudy, MS4 at Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University who served as co-leader of the 2017 medical and surgical mission to Sacred Valley, Perú organized by A Promise to Peru. “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”...
Third Mission 2019 Ecuador – Day #7: Gratitude

Third Mission 2019 Ecuador – Day #7: Gratitude

This blog post is written by Pallavi Tatapudy, MS4 at Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University who served as co-leader of the 2017 medical and surgical mission to Sacred Valley, Perú organized by A Promise to Peru. “Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It...
Third Mission 2019 Ecuador – Day #6: Fortitude and Family

Third Mission 2019 Ecuador – Day #6: Fortitude and Family

This blog post is written by Pallavi Tatapudy, MS4 at Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University who served as co-leader of the 2017 medical and surgical mission to Sacred Valley, Perú organized by A Promise to Peru. “Always give without remembering and always receive without forgetting.” -Brian Tracy This morning, we left Hotel...
Third Mission 2019 Ecuador – Day #5: Empathy, Enthusiasm, and Empowerment

Third Mission 2019 Ecuador – Day #5: Empathy, Enthusiasm, and Empowerment

This blog post is written by Pallavi Tatapudy, MS4 at Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University who served as co-leader of the 2017 medical and surgical mission to Sacred Valley, Perú organized by A Promise to Peru. “Leadership is not about control but service. It’s not about power but empowerment.” - Myles Munroe...
Third Mission 2019 Ecuador – Day #4:  Dedication, Drive, and Diligence

Third Mission 2019 Ecuador – Day #4: Dedication, Drive, and Diligence

This blog post is written by Pallavi Tatapudy, MS4 at Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University who served as co-leader of the 2017 medical and surgical mission to Sacred Valley, Perú organized by A Promise to Peru. “No one has ever become poor by giving.” -Anne Frank Today, a few key team members...
Third Mission 2019 Ecuador - Day #3: Coordination, Cooperation, and Consistency

Third Mission 2019 Ecuador – Day #3: Coordination, Cooperation, and Consistency

This blog post is written by Pallavi Tatapudy, MS4 at Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University who served as co-leader of the 2017 medical and surgical mission to Sacred Valley, Perú organized by A Promise to Peru. “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’” -Martin Luther King...
Packing for Ecuador!

Packing for Ecuador!

Our weeks of packing culminated this past Saturday final packing session. Our cataract surgical team will transport to Ecuador on September 21st 17 suitcases and 5 carryons. Thanks to Jet Blue’s generosity the second checked in piece of luggage fee has been waived for all four of our flights. Thank you to our team for...
Behind the Scenes Preparations for the Upcoming Cataract Surgical Mission to Riobamba, Ecuador September 21-29

Behind the Scenes Preparations for the Upcoming Cataract Surgical Mission to Riobamba, Ecuador September 21-29

Frank Garcia, CST and Dr. Messina spent 6 hours on a sunny summer Saturday sorting through hundreds of surgical instruments in preparation for the upcoming September sight restoring surgical mission in Riobamba, Ecuador.  Now Frank will transport these surgical instrument trays to Retina Ambulatory Surgery Center of New York where Erika V Cruz, Head of...
Third Mission of 2018:  CATARACT SURGICAL MISSION IN MEMORY OF MARJORIE T. SABLOW September 22-30, 2018

Third Mission of 2018: CATARACT SURGICAL MISSION IN MEMORY OF MARJORIE T. SABLOW September 22-30, 2018

Barbara and Brian Shore funded the operating costs of the eye surgical mission, in memory of Barbara’s mother, Marjorie T Sablow. Through their generosity they enabled us to perform sight-restoring surgeries and truly make a difference in the lives of so many people. Our team transported eye surgical supplies worth more than $160,000 as the result...
Day 6 - Our last day at the clinic in Riobamba

Day 6 – Our last day at the clinic in Riobamba

Written by Shuhan Wang, MS4  This is a hard post to write because today is our last day at the clinic in Riobamba. Over the span of this week, our team completed over 600 appointments at the ophthalmologic office, performed cataract removals and other sight restoring surgeries for approximately 85 patients (ranging from 3 years old...
Day 2 in the Mountain town of Riobamba

Day 2 in the Mountain town of Riobamba

Written by Shuhan Wang, MS4 My eyes popped open with an inexpressible excitement before my alarm could go off this morning. My phone read 6:10am. Outside our window, the mountain town of Riobamba was just slowly waking up. It was difficult to fall asleep last night, thinking about what was in store for us this coming week. With the...