A moment of joyous celebration for our patients after their eye patches are taken off. They can all see again!

๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฌย Togo Africa Eye Surgical Mission Tripย ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฌ
A moment of joyous celebration for our patients after their eye patches are taken off. They can all see again!
They sing and they dance.
Dr Kondrot takes a break from surgery to join them in a little bit of dancing. But not for long. One minute is all he gets. As the nurse comes out and gently takes him back into the operating room. We have a lot of work to do. No time for the doctor to be dancing around!!!
Watch till the end of the one minute video and see how the nurse gently but firmly gets the doctor back to work!
What a fun time for all the patients!
New sight! New life! New freedom to go to what ever they want. No more dependency on other to guide them. They can see now!
Share in the fun as we celebrate the gift of new sight!
We find such abundant joy and happiness in giving sight to the blind in forgotten and unreached places in the world.

โฉWatch this with a friend. Share our mission work and spread the love for Togo!
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โฉย Support us with a small donation and receive a free gift to keep your eyes healthy by going to
www.eyemissiondonation.com

๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฌย Togo Africa Eye Surgical Mission Tripย ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฌ 36 eyes operated on the first day and 59 eyes on the second day!ย 

๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฌย Togo Africa Eye Surgical Mission Tripย ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฌ
36 eyes operated on the first day and 59 eyes on the second day!
A record number in one on a mission trip for sure.
Here is a picture of Dr. Kondrot and all the happy patient waiting for post op exam.
Our post op exam room is just the dirt floor outside the hospital ground.
We have so little here. We make do with what we have. But all these patients will be singing and dancing later on as they can see again.
Bless their hearts! They are all so happy!
This is how we find abundant joy and happiness in giving sight to the blind in forgotten and unreached places in the world.
Itโ€™s so true thatโ€™s itโ€™s in giving that we receive!

โฉWatch this with a friend. Share our mission work and spread the love for Togo!
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โฉย Support us with a small donation and receive a free gift to keep your eyes healthy by going to
www.eyemissiondonation.com

Togo Africa Eye Surgical Mission –ย  The story of Epiphany.


๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฌย Togo Africa Eye Surgical Mission Tripย ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฌ
The story of Epiphany. Heโ€™s 11 years old. Born blind, deaf and mute. He lives in a silent and dark world. Heย can not hear and he can not see. He can only feel when someone touches him on his arms.
We operated on both of his eyes. Here he is after we removed his eye patches.
He is seeing for the first time!
He is looking all around him. And up at the sky. Then he cracks a smile!
What is he thinking in his head? We can only guess. His world is now opening up to seeing things around him. He can learn sign language and communicate with his parents. He can make new friends. A whole new life is waiting ahead for Epiphany.
We have 5 more children like him waiting for us to come and restore their eyesight this week.

โฉWatch this with a friend. Share our mission work and spread the love for Togo!
โฉย Support us with a small donation and receive a free gift to keep your eyes healthy by going to
www.eyemissiondonation.com

๐Ÿงก๐Ÿ’›โค๏ธ๐ŸงกHAPPY FATHER DAY!!!๐Ÿงกโค๏ธ๐Ÿ’šโค๏ธ

๐Ÿงก๐Ÿ’›โค๏ธ๐ŸงกHAPPY FATHER DAY!!!๐Ÿงกโค๏ธ๐Ÿ’šโค๏ธ

To all the fathers, step-fathers, grand-fathers, soon-to-be fathers, wanna-be fathers, and fathers at heart: we wish you a wonderful day, full of joy, love and happiness. We thank you for all that you are and all that you have done for your children.

You are the most special man in your childrenโ€™s life.

My very own father is now in heaven.

So on this special day, I would like to give a big shout out to the most special father on the earth:ย  Dr. Edward Kondrot.ย  A wonderful father to his own sons and step-sons and to so many more children around the world that he has worked tirelessly to restore their eye-sight on his mission trips. He is truly a good example of what a good man and a great father look like.

A father like you is truly a gift from God and I give thanks for the blessing of you in our lives.

Happy Father Day!

๐Ÿงกโค๏ธ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿงกโค๏ธ๐Ÿ’š

American doctors give special gifts to Vietnamese eye patients

Translation of Article published in all of the Vietnamese Newspapers!

American doctors give special gifts to Vietnamese eye patients

15:18 June 3, 2019

The gifts consists of 10 corneas of deceased Americans. In particular, 5 corneas were awarded immediately to Hue Central Hospital.

On June 2, at the Da Nang airport, the National Center for Organ Transplant Coordination received a special gift from Doctor Kondrot, an ophthalmologist from the Hawaiian Eye Foundation and See International (USA).

Doctor Kondrot and his wife Ly Kondrot often volunteer around the world, they often go to poor countries to perform free eye surgeries and corneal transplant programs for poor patients, especially children. Doctor Kondrot said that each time he goes on his volunteer programs, he would inform and propose to the Eye Bank in the US.

The Eye Bank in the United States will provide corneas with complete records for Doctor Kondrot. Usually they will send him 2 to 3 corneas for each trip. However, this time he was surprised when the Eye Bank sentย 10 corneas, the largest number of corneas the doctor ever received for a voluntary trip abroad. It is however a very great gift due to the extremely long waiting list for cornea transplants at the hospitals in Vietnam.

Ms. Ly Kondrot is a native of Vietnam, she always had a dream to return to Vietnam with her husband to help patients suffering from eye diseases. According to Ms. Ly, her husband only wishes is to use his lifelong skills, knowledge and ability of ophthalmology to teach and train other doctors to help poor patients.

Dr Kondrot and his wife came to Vietnam this time at the invitation of Hue Central Hospital. Doctor Kondrot will join the doctors of Hue Central Hospital to transplant corneas and provide free surgeries for poor patients in Hue from 3/67 / 6/2019.

Doctor CK II Pham Nhu Vinh Tuyen Deputy Head of the Department of Ophthalmology Hue Central Hospital said that the hospital has received a gift of 5 corneas from doctor Kondrot. Accordingly, there will be 5 cases of corneal transplants and 50 patients with cataract surgery.

The remaining five corneas were transferred to Hanoi by the Center for Organ Transplantation on June 2 and handed back to the Eye Bank. Mr. Nguyen Huu Hoang Director of the Eye Bank, said this is a valuable gift for the Eye Bank and patients waiting for corneal transplants.

In 2018, there were 109 corneal donations with nearly 200 corneas ensuring quality and transplantation for waiting patients. From the beginning of 2019 until now, the Bank received 65 offerings. Meanwhile, the number of people registered for corneal transplants at Central Eye Hospital always fluctuates from 800- 1,000 people. The number of corneas is very small, so the hospital always performs corneal transplantation based on priority for those who have both blind eyes first.

Teaching corneal transplants to Vietnamese doctors

๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ย Vietnam Eye Surgery Mission Tripย ๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณ
The human eyes are now being transplanted over to patients with severe cornea diseases that are making them blind.
Since this is mainly a teaching trip to help the local doctors learn how to do the transplants, the work is long and tedious but Dr. Kondrot is patiently working with the doctors showing them one suture at a time until they get the procedure down.
Here he is showing them how to suture the donor tissue onto the host patient prepared receiving eye.
Follow Dr. Kondrotโ€™s Mission work atย www.missiontocureblindness.com
๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

Hand carrying cornea tissues through TSA.


๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณVietnam Eye Surgical Mission Trip ๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณ
Hand carrying cornea tissues through TSA.
We donโ€™t want tissues to go through X ray so they need to be hand checked.
The TSA officer then close up the box and put on the official TSA tape!
We are good to go!
Some eye blindness condition can only be treated by a cornea transplant. Unfortunately, the eye bank in Vietnam does not have enough cornea for transplant operation so the waiting list is very long.
We are very happy to be able to get these tissues back to Vietnam where we can work with the local doctors to help them with cornea transplant techniques.
Follow us as we report on our trip to Vietnam.
Find out more about Dr Kondrot mission trip at www.healingtheeye.com
๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณ

๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒˆ ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณ ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณโค๏ธ๐Ÿงก๐Ÿ’š Vietnam Eye Surgical Mission Trip ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณ

Our supplies for 50 eye surgeries have arrived! We pack them into our suitcases.
This trip will be special with 10 cornea transplants. The tissues arrived today and we will hand carry them over to the Hue hospital in central Vietnam.
We will be teaching the local doctors how to do cornea transplants.
We are set to go.
Follow us here as we report on our progress in Hue, Vietnam.
Find out more about Dr. Kondrot Mission work at www.healingtheeye.com
๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณโค๏ธ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’š