Trouble in the OR in Ecuador!

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We take so much for granted living in America with all the convenience and modern technology and top of the line equipment.

Here we are in Ecuador in the military hospital. We have to bring our own portable microscope which is bare bone and does not have a lot of functionalities but we make do with what he has.

Then the patient is ready for surgery but the table is stuck in the highest position and won’t go any lower! We try for a long time and finally gets it to go down!

We never know what surprises await us on an eye surgical mission trip. But it all works out at the end and the team is so happy we can continue on with surgeries!

We arrive this morning to the Ecuador Hospital Militar

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We arrive this morning to the Hospital Militar (the military hospital) that opens its door for us to work this week in Guayaquil to perform eye surgery for the poor. Many blind people come from the jungle and travel many days to get their eyes fixed. 

We are warmly greeted by hundreds of people waiting for us. They give us a big standing ovation and we all pray for a good surgical day.

There are lots of people who are blind in both eyes and can not see anything at all. 

We have a very busy day ahead of us!

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Spread the love for the poor in  Ecuador !

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Arrival to Ecuador Mission

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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

Stuck in the Mud! The trip almost canceled!

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⏩ 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.

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Packing for Ecuador Mission

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Jamaica Eye Mission

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We had a very successful mission in Jamaica completing 100 cataract operations and training 4 surgeons in the MSICS (Manual Small Incision Cataract) technique. The people of Jamaica are wonderful. We love Jamaica!
www.Missiontocureblindness.com

Vietnamese Children’s Eye Mission

We spent a week in Hanoi teaching Vietnamese doctors how to treat strabismus. This is a condition that can lead to loss of vision, problems with depth perception and bullying in school with children. We were honored to help so many wonderful children!
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Watch this crosses eye baby walk straight for the first time!

Watch this crosses eye baby walk straight for the first time! She’s 16 months old. Her eyes were so crossed inward she sees mostly her nose all the time and that makes learning how to walk straight very difficult. She bumps into things.

Dr. Kondrot performs a strabismus surgery on her and now her eyes are beautifully positioned and she can see well. She is starting to walk straight now.

Her mother is so happy. Words just can’t describe her happiness looking at her daughter with so much love.

We love helping the young children as our work takes away the social barriers this child would have faced if she grows up with such sharply crossed eyes.

We deeply thank the generous sponsors who donated enough funds for us to purchase special sutures to perform these strabismus surgeries on young children on our eye surgical mission trips.

Your generous support change this child’s life.

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