Operating on the Mercy Ship!

The Eye team is from all over the world.
Sweden, Scotland, Canada, USA, and Guinea!

Mercy Ship OR Eye Team

 

Prayer on the Mercy Ship

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The Eye Surgical Team supporting Dr Kondrot gathers in the morning in the hallway in front of the operating room and prays together as a team for blessings for a successful surgical day.

Praying for a good day for the surgeon to bring eye sight back to the poor blind who are coming for help. Praying that there is no complication in surgery.

Praying for a good day for the hard working team who are on their feet all day to take care of the patients and make sure the instruments are sterilized, that the supplies are ready for the surgeries and that the patients are properly taken cared of.

Praying for the patients who are coming in to have good result, to see again, to regain their independence and go back to their lives and be productive again to take care of themselves and their families.

May God Bless the whole team and the patients

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daily life on the mercy ship

 

πŸŒˆπŸŒˆπŸ‡¬πŸ‡³πŸ‡¬πŸ‡³πŸ‘πŸ‘ Mercy ship mission trip πŸ‡¬πŸ‡³πŸ‡¬πŸ‡³πŸŒˆπŸŒˆ

Here are some pictures of the daily life of an eye surgeon on the biggest hospital ship in the world.

Surgery on an average day: 16 cases.

Compliments today from the post op team : amazing results. We usually see this after one week post op. These patients gets such good results only one day post op!

This makes Dr. Kondrot so happy!

It has been an amazing experience for us. We look forward to sending more more pictures back soon.

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Mercy Ship Orientation


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The day has started for us on the Mercy Ship Africa out of Conakry, Guinea. Here is a look at our breakfast. We are ready for our morning briefing.
Then real work will begin!
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Boarding the Mercy Ship!


πŸŒˆπŸŒˆπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‡¬πŸ‡³ Mercy Ship mission trip πŸ‡¬πŸ‡³πŸŒˆπŸŒˆ
Dr Kondrot has arrivedΒ  and is boarding the Africa Mercy Ship docked out of Conakry, Guinea.
He will be the surgeon managing the ophthalmology OR until Easter Sunday.
Follow Dr Kondrot mission work at www.healingtheeye.com
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Heading to Mercy Ship (Guinea, Africa) 4/7-4/20, 2019

Our next mission is on a most remarkable hospital ship!

The Africa Mercy

Volunteers from over 49 nations have served onboardΒ theΒ Africa Mercy, which was acquired in 1999 and refurbished specifically for the Mercy Ships mission. It is the largest non-governmental hospital ship in the world, effectively more than doubling the annual medical capacity of her predecessors.

Jamaica Mission Trip. Blind in both eyes now reading the eye chart to the last line!

πŸ’₯πŸ’₯πŸŒˆπŸŒˆπŸ‘πŸ‘ πŸ‡―πŸ‡²Here is Miss Dawn, the last patient of the trip. We took out a hard dense catarock (they call those white cataract β€œcatarock” in Jamaica). Dr Kondrot says on a scale of 1 to 10, this cataract is an 18 for density and size! It is huge!

Right after her eye patch is taken off she says she sees everything so bright! Yes! We are happy for her. Of course she says the other eye, every thing is very dark! She still has another dense white cataract in there. She has light perception only the day before, now she reads the whole eye chart so fast all by herself!

She makes the whole trip worth while for us. We are so happy for her.

Next time we come back we can do the other eye for her!

Hurray for Miss Dawn! We give back her eyesight and transform her life. We bring hope back to many patients on this trip. To see again is to be free again to live a better life for many Jamaicans! They have waited so long for an eye doctor to come help them!

Follow us as we report to you from Jamaica.

Check out Dr Kondrot’s Mission work at www.healingtheeye.com

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The last surgery case of the eye surgical mission trip to Jamaica.

πŸ’₯πŸ’₯πŸŒˆπŸŒˆπŸ‘πŸ‘ πŸ‡―πŸ‡² Jamaica Mission Trip.Β  The last surgery case of the eye surgical mission trip to Jamaica.

We completely ran out of supplies. We gather just enough for one last case because this last patient we accepted at the very last minute is a very worthwhile effort for the team.

Miss Dawn is diabetic, both of her legs have been amputated. Now she’s blind in both eyes by hard dense white catarocks like we call them in Jamaica.

If we can give her eyesight in at least one eye, it would make a world of difference to her already very hard life. She can take care of herself better, and be a bit less dependent of others if only she can see. We just want to help lighten up her hardship.

We often forget how easy we have it with our lives. We can see. We can drive. We are independent. Miss Dawn brings everything into perspective for us as we watch her waiting her turn in the hallway outside the operating room.

Here we are trying to get her up onto the operating table for our very last case of the trip.

We have to turn away so many people because we have completely used up everything we brought with us.

Follow us as we report to you from Jamaica.

Check out Dr Kondrot’s Mission work at www.healingtheeye.com

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Jamaica Mission Trip. Pediatric surgery

πŸ’₯πŸ’₯πŸŒˆπŸŒˆπŸ‘πŸ‘ πŸ‡―πŸ‡² Jamaica Mission Trip. Pediatric surgery.
4 years old Menadio Morris get his surgery done today. Here he is with Dr Kondrot right after his surgery is done and he is starting to wake up.
Follow us as we report to you from Jamaica.
Check out Dr Kondrot’s Mission work at www.healingtheeye.com
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We move to Cornwall Regional Hospital today

πŸ’₯πŸ’₯πŸŒˆπŸŒˆπŸ‘πŸ‘ πŸ‡―πŸ‡² We move to Cornwall Regional Hospital today. Which means we have to pack up and transport all our supplies to the new facilities.

The Hospital setting has a lot more help to support us than in our clinic but we run the risk of being β€œbumped off” the operating room of there is a more critical case that need the operating room. We set up while praying there are no gun shot cases or car accidents so we can stay in the operating room and operate on all the patients that are waiting
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πŸ’₯πŸ’₯πŸŒˆπŸŒˆπŸ‘πŸ‘ πŸ‡―πŸ‡² Jamaica Mission Trip. Teaching local doctors MSICS technique.
If we can teach the local doctors how to do this technique themselves then they can help their own people. One important aspect of our mission work is to transfer the knowledge and empower the in country local medical team to step up and do more surgeries for their own people.

We do a lot of training and teaching as much as we can when ever we have the opportunity to teach.

Follow us as we report to you from Jamaica.

Check out Dr Kondrot’s Mission work at www.healingtheeye.com

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