World Eye Mission

Our Work


"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.

Future Plans

  • 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.