What We Do
Our Mission is to support and conduct non-partisan missions, education, and informational activities to increase knowledge and surgical skill of ophthalmologists in developing nations. We strive to combat the lack of health care in developing nations by providing free Ophthalmic surgical procedures to individuals in developing nations and those effected by homelessness in the State of Colorado.
We specialize in providing free cataract surgery to those affected by cataracts in developing nations. Cataracts are a debilitating disease and they can cause total blindness if they are not addressed. Luckily, thanks to modern medicine, the condition is curable with high success rates. However, without access to healthcare this condition will not resolve on its own. There are 36 million blind people in the world and 80% of these individuals can be cured with a simple cataract surgery. Additionally, there are 161 million visually impaired individuals in the world. Cataracts are the leading cause of blindness in the world.
In developing nations, visually impaired and blind individuals and their families face many obstacles, including social, economic, and inter-familial. This disease accounts for $2.7 trillion in lost economic productivity annually. This disease is debilitating both emotionally and physically for these individuals who cannot seek help. Men, Woman, and Children are suffering in developing nations, we have seen it first hand and experienced the atrocities of it, and they need a saving grace. We are that saving grace. The impact for patients in the developing world is tremendous. Cataract surgery performed for a family’s primary economic provider can mean the difference between life and death for entire families.
Join us today in our mission to restore sight and change lives in developing nations!