We thank the numerous visiting ophthalmologists and optometrists
who provided much-needed services
throughout the country in early 2012.
VOSH Berkeley - Along with Dangriga BCVI, this team held outreach clinics in the villages of Hopkins, San Roman and in Dangriga Town on January 5th to 10th and saw over 600 patients.
Dr Brad Hearn – Conducted a one day clinic in Dangriga in February where he examined and treated 15 patients.
Dr Ed Hurst and Dr Rudolph Churner – Visited us from the US in February where they worked in Dangriga to restore vision to 32 patients who received cataract surgery.
Dr Michael Banach - A retinologist from the US, conducted three clinics, examined 45 patients and provided 26 Diabetic patients with laser treatment in February. This is Dr Banach’s second visit and we thank him and his daughter who assisted him and we hope they will be able to return again. He also donated a number of eye drops and provided intraocular injection treatment for a small number of patients.
His Servants Ministries (HSM)– Dr Lee Peplinski of HSM in Kentucky, USA visited along with his wife Rayanne and 9 students. They conducted outreach clinics in Cayo from March 12th – March 16th where they screened over 400 people and provided treatment for more than 200.
VOSH & Amigos Pacific – A team of 4 ODs and 11 students from VOSH Pacific and Amigos of Orgeon, USA, conducted outreach clinics in the Belize District from March 26th- 29th where they screened 657 people.