Dr. Kondrot sees a great many different types of eye diseases on our mission trips and no immediate availability of specialist in countries to take care of all the problems for these poor people in the countries he has visited. He decides to get more training in different specialties so he can help even more people.
First stop Rome, Italy.
Here is Dr. Kondrot with Dr. Staggerwalt who is an ophthalmologist practicing in Rome.
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Next stop on the European trip is Bremen, Germany, where Dr. Kondrot joins 52 doctors from 31 countries at the Eye Center in Bremen, Germany for a two weeks training in latest techniques in vitrectomy for more serious eye conditions.
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A trip to Utrecht, the Netherlands to work with other doctors on new ways to treat eye diseases. Here is Dr. Kondrot with Dr. Jan Sholten
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We are heading home today. Here is Dr. Kondrot being searched carefully at the Port Au Prince airport as
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It’s Day 3 afternoon surgery for our Haiti Mission trip. Here is the group of patients we have ready for operation.
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Today begins in the clinic with a group picture of us and some of our patient from yesterday’s day of surgery. They are all here today for a post-op examination.
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Early morning in the clinic, all of yesterday’s patients are back for post op check up. And more cases are lined up for today.
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After a quick break for lunch, we resume our day of surgery.
First, we have a visit with baby Leila, she comes from the nearby orphanage.
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After a good night sleep, we wake up fresh and energized and ready for the day’s work. Patients arrive and line up in front of the clinic. We get a souvenir picture with Russ then we have breakfast and we start the day working fast and furious.
Here is our souvenir picture of Russ and the two of us, bright and early before we start our workday.
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Arriving at the clinic in Haiti, Dr. Kondot gets set to work immediately. We were not planning to work today, we just wanted to unpack the supplies, set up the operating room, check out the microscope and see how the sterilization station operates. But as soon as we enter the main area of the clinic, patients are waiting to be looked at. So we get down to business and start patients examination on the spot.
One patient after another, Dr. Kondrot begins one day early I guess. We are already on the ground, we might as well work!
We have a patient whose eye pressure is 60! The clinic staff is hoping dr. Kondrot can do something for her.
Looks like we have to lower her pressure right away!
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