"Statements of satisfaction and gratitude have been expressed and received from patients who have benefited immensely from World Eye Mission's program to treat diabetic retinopathy." - Paul Meroe, executive director of St. Jude Hospital, St. Lucia.
At a Glance
27 professors, 60 visits, and 14 countries since 1998.
Bolivia, Bulgaria, Cuba, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Peru, St. Lucia, Tanzania, Trinidad, and Venezuela
Corporations and pharmaceutical companies have donated equipment and supplies.
World Eye Mission relies on the generosity of individuals, corporations, and foundations to fund its activities.
How it Works
Academic professors are recruited from the United States and Canada.
World Eye Mission arranges room, board, and travel.
Professors are paired with local physicians and institutions in areas with limited resources to provide training in clinics and operating rooms.
Professors follow up via email, phone, and return visits to improve the lasting effects of training.
- World Eye Mission is seeking new sites and academic professors to form additional partnerships.
- After their return to the U.S., our professors offer email mentoring to provide remote assistance to the physicians they worked with.
- A panel of advisors is being developed to counsel World Eye Mission on its international activities.
- An endowment has been created to ensure World Eye Mission's continuation.