Our mission to Nepal in 2011 was at the Himalaya Eye Hospital in Pokhara, Nepal. Our team performed sight-saving surgery and other treatments on over a hundred needy individuals with conditions ranging from congenital glaucoma and cataracts to macular degeneration and retinal detachments. We not only provided free care to the poor, we also conducted a National Ophthalmology Conference for Nepali Ophthalmologists, met with the Minister of Science and Technology, and helped the technical staff at the hospital improve their ophthalmic imaging techniques.
At the closing ceremony, the Administrator, Chief Ophthalmologist and Director of the Himalaya Eye Hospital, along with dozens of local eye care professionals, praised the work of Operation Restore Vision, and pledged to continue to advance their institution and our mission to restore vision, cure blindness and reach out to those in need. Our supporters are a vital part of our Operation International Operation Restore Vision Team, and have enabled these missions to restore vision, prevent blindness, and repair deformities in patients in underdeveloped countries.
Every member of our Operation Restore Vision team strives to positively impact the lives of those going blind, who feel forgotten, or have nowhere to turn. It is our dream to prevent and cure blindness while bridging the gap of ethnic, political, and religious differences.