Our supplies for Honduras arrive just in time, one day before departure date for San Pedro Sula. We pack them quickly and neatly into four large suitcases. We are carrying enough supplies for 75 cases.
We were able to operate 12 patients today because it took a while to get everything set up. The first day tends to be slower than usual as a lot of things need to be worked out. Dr. Kondrot also did a lot of exam including the little girl in the picture here with a tumor that pushed her eye out. It is growing pretty aggressively. Continue reading “Haiti July 2018: Day 1 Surgery – Afternoon Session”
Today is day one of our mission trip to Haiti. We are set to do about 20 free cataract surgeries. In between cases, Dr. Kondrot also does eye exams, screening for future surgery trips, pre-op and post-op check-ups.
After two flight cancellations and multiple delays, we manage to be on our way to Haiti.
We got a text from Russ a few days ago: “A doctor can not come to Haiti, can you come over to help us?”. I take a quick look at our calendar, we will need to move consultations around, but that can take care of. I sent Russ a reply: “Yes, we will be there to help you out.”
And that’s our team in Haiti!
Dr. Kondrot meets up with Dr. Glen Strauss. They talk about an opportunity for Dr. Kondrot to work on the Mercy Ship! That’s exciting! Continue reading “Mission Trip Preparation: Barcelona, Spain, WOC 2018 Day 4”
The Congress continues with more lectures and more break out sessions, more labs and more vendor visits.
The four days event is packed full of learning new procedures, listening to outcomes and results of scientific research and studies and new ways of treating many of the serious eye conditions.
Dr. Kondrot attends the World Ophthalmology Congress in Barcelona, Spain. One of the biggest meetings in ophthalmology organized every two years, WOC brings together ophthalmologists from all around the world to present the latest in technologies and advancement in procedures and cures for eye diseases.
A day of advanced techniques in DMEK (Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty) at NIIOS.
Today is a day of more advanced techniques mainly on complicated cases such as eyes with tubes, eyes with shallow anterior chambers, hypotonic eyes, DMEK after a failed previous DMEK transplantation, etc…