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“Gift of Sight” Expedition 2013

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Press Release

NEW YORK, N.Y. (May 3, 2013) – Blindness is a severe public health problem in Nepal, especially in the relatively inaccessible areas. From May 15-29, 2013, an expedition of ophthalmologists and eye care professionals sponsored by Dooley Intermed International, will provide free eye examinations, eyeglasses and cataract surgeries to an estimated 1,000 villagers in the remote Mustang region of Nepal.


 

Summary of Project

Blindness is a severe public health problem in Nepal, especially in the relatively inaccessible areas. This expedition will provide free eye examinations, eyeglasses and cataract surgeries to villagers in the remote Mustang region of Nepal. We will take all comers and treat everyone without charge. Eye screening camps will be held in three major village areas; Tukuche, Kagbeni and Marpha, followed by a two-day field surgery clinic with skilled surgeons providing cataract operations and related ophthalmic treatment.

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