PazSalud did a joint eye mission in Estanzuelas with the Bellingham Central Lions Club in September, 2013. During the 3-day event we screened 325 patients for glasses, readers and potential cataract surgery. Shortly after the mission we learned that EyeCare International, an NGO that provides cataract surgeries, would be coming to Puerto la Libertad, El Salvador for a 2-week exam and surgery mission. Kathy and I contacted them and arranged to bring some of our patients to their medical brigade.
Gustavo qualified for surgery and EyeCare International removed one of his two cataracts. After recovering from surgery I took him to his follow-up appointments at ASAPROSAR (a local NGO specializing in low-cost eye care for Salvadorans) in San Miguel and everything checked out well. This is this first time he has been able to see clearly in years so naturally, he is all smiles and thrilled with the results.