Overview for June 2018 Project
ChOSEN volunteers performed advanced eye surgery on 274 impoverished Mexican individuals during a five-day medical initiative organized at the Institute de la Vision in Cunduacán, Tabasco, Mexico from June 10-14, 2018. Patients arrived from communities in the states of Tabasco, Chiapas, and Vera Cruz.
Eye surgeries performed included 255 phacoemulsification procedures and 19 small-incision extracapsular cataract surgeries. Pathology treated included advanced age-related cataracts, and traumatic cataracts.
ChOSEN ophthalmologists and their medical staff worked as volunteers and ChOSEN provided the premium surgical materials and equipment necessary to give each patient the greatest opportunity for an excellent surgical outcome. Christian evangelists shared the Gospel with patients and their families, and 400 Spanish Bibles were distributed.
The hard-work of the 2 ophthalmologists, 8 technical assistants, 4 support staff and 2 Christian evangelists from Texas who left their families and jobs to volunteer for this project, as well as the monetary gifts from ChOSEN donors, made this project a remarkable success and a tremendous blessing to the visually-impaired poor of southern Mexico.