Leaving for Jodhpor India!

Leaving for Jodhpur India – our return visist for an Eye Mission.

Dr. Kondrot will also be honored by receiving a Humanitarian Award for his work in India by the Association of Community of Ophthalmologists of India. It is a great honor to be selected!

The Mayor of the town of Guaranda in Ecuador thanks us

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The Mayor of the town of Guaranda in Ecuador comes out to the hospital and thanks us for our work restoring eyesight to the blind people in Guaranda. He gives us each a certificate of appreciation for everything that we do in Guaranda.He invites us back anytime we wish to come and do humanitarian work in the hospital. His town sponsors all our team food with 3 meals a day and our room stay in the local hospital El Tambo.They appreciate our visit as there is no ophthalmologist nearby and the poor people can’t afford to go to the big city and pay for the surgeries they need to take care of their eye problems.
⏩ Follow dr. Kondrot mission work at www.missiontocureblindness.com
⏩ To support our work, if you are an Amazon customer, please go to amazon smile and choose β€œ Restore Vision Foundation”, in Zephyrhills, Florida, as your favorite charity. A percentage of your purchase will be donated from Amazon to support our mission work to cure blindness to the poor and abandoned around the world. Thank you for your support πŸ™ πŸ™πŸ™
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Short clip of a mother who is crying after her son can see again!

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I want to share a short clip of a mother who is crying after her son can see again! She walks with him for many days from the jungle out to the hospital. Her son was totally blind in both eyes. We operated on only one eye as we do not have enough supplies to work on both eyes for him. We carry our supplies in suitcases so we need to spread the workout and give sight back to as many people as we can. With one eye seeing well now, he can go back to work. May be on another trip we will help him with the other eye. He woke up one day and went blind in both eyes. Nobody knew why. After the operation, he can see again. He walks by himself to the hospital director’s office to thanks the hospital for saving his eyesight. His mother cries tears of joy all morning watching her son walks again independently. The other patients applauded him as he walks out by himself! What a joyous morning in the hospital! God bless him! What a miracle to see him see so well one-day post-op!
This morning as I look up at the blue posting in the hospital hallway across from our operating room, it reads in Spanish that I translate as:
Live in such a way that those who know you but do not know God will get to know God because they know you!
We can’t take credit for all the work we do as at time miracles do happen on our mission trips and this is really one of them.
A totally blind man walks in the day before and walks out the next day seeing well enough to go back to work again!
⏩ Follow dr. Kondrot mission work at www.healingtheeye.com⏩ To support our work, if you are an Amazon customer, please go to amazon smile and choose β€œ Restore Vision Foundation”, in Zephyrhills, Florida, as your favorite charity. A percentage of your purchase will be donated from Amazon to support our mission work to cure blindness to the poor and abandoned around the world. Thank you for your support πŸ™ πŸ™πŸ™Spread the love for the poor in Ecuador!πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡¨πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡¨πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡¨ πŸ’›β€οΈπŸ§‘πŸ’š

Operating in the city closest to the sun in the world!

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⏩ Follow dr. Kondrot mission work at www.healingtheeye.com⏩ To support our work, if you are an Amazon customer, please go to amazon smile and choose β€œ Restore Vision Foundation”, in Zephyrhills, Florida, like your favorite charity. A percentage of your purchase will be donated from Amazon to support our mission work to cure blindness to the poor and abandoned around the world. Thank you for your support πŸ™ πŸ™πŸ™Spread the love for the poor in Ecuador!πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡¨πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡¨πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡¨ πŸ’›β€οΈπŸ§‘πŸ’š

We are now above the clouds. The bus has a hard time climbing.

We reached 9000 feet of altitude. We are now above the clouds. The bus has a hard time climbing. 

We have to stop a few times to add water to the engine so it does not over heat. 

Finally the engine gives in and stops climbing. 

I am not sure what technically happened. Did we lose the transmission or whatever, but our bus is now only going backward downhill? It is not climbing anymore.Β 

We all get off the bus, cross the street to a safe place to stand and wait out for a solution. 

The hospital calls us and tell us they have a hospital full of patients waiting to be seen.

As we stand on the side of the street, a bus appears. The soldiers flag it down and tell them we need a ride to Guaranda. 

They agree to take us. So we load all our bags over to the new bus and complete our trek into the city of Guaranda. 

What a miracle!

⏩ To support our work, if you are an Amazon customer, please go to amazon smile and choose β€œ Restore Vision Foundation”, in Zephyrhills, Florida, as your favorite charity. A percentage of your purchase will be donated from Amazon  to support our mission work to cure blindness to the poor and abandoned around the world. Thank you for your support πŸ™ πŸ™πŸ™

Spread the love for the poor in  Ecuador !

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Applause of appreciation


We arrive this morning and are greeted by big applause of appreciation by all the patients that we had operated the past few days. They are all very happy with their new eyesight.Β 

A new life awaits them as they can now go back to their farms and grow food again. 

There are a lot of ladies who sow for a living and can now sow again as they had to stop their work when they lost their eye sight. 

It’s a very happy day here in Guayaquil, Ecuador at the Hospital Militar. 

Look at how many people we are able to help on this trip! 

Busy day in Ecuador!

A typical surgery day on our mission in Ecuador. 

We screen a couple of hundred patients and select the patients who are in need of surgery to restore their eyesight. Most patient can only see light or hand motion from up close as their cataract are very advanced.Β 

They are overjoyed and happy the next day when their eye patches are taken out and they can see clearly again for the first time in many many years!

We are grateful to have a great support team, many volunteers come with us from the US and also nurses and translators from the local hospital in Ecuador.

The patients are well taken care of and are in good hands with Dr. Kondrot and his team!

How does a surgeon take a break on an eye mission trip?

How does a surgeon take a break on an eye mission trip? He plays with the children with eye problems waiting in the waiting room.
This week in Ecuador we are blessed to give care to many young children with various eye conditions from infected eyes to crossed eyes. 
They are always the highlight of our trip as they bring lots of joy to our long working days.
These lucky children are in good hands with Dr Kondrot.