ChOSEN volunteers performed advanced eye surgery on 368 impoverished Mexican
individuals during a five-day medical initiative organized at the Vision Institute of La
Carlota Hospital in Montemorelos, Nuevo Leon, Mexico from October 1-8, 2016.
Patients arrived from communities in the states of Nuevo Leon, Tamaulipas, San Luis
Potosi, and Vera Cruz.
Eye surgeries performed included 320 phacoemulsification procedures with intraocular
lens implantation, and 48 pars plana vitrectomy procedures. Pathology treated included
advanced age-related cataracts, traumatic cataracts, tractional retinal detachments,
vitreous hemorrhages, rhegmatogenous retinal detachments, and epiretinal
ChOSEN provided the ophthalmologists and their highly trained medical staff as
volunteers, as well as the premium surgical materials and equipment necessary to give
each patient the greatest opportunity for an excellent surgical outcome at no cost to the
patient. Christian evangelists worked diligently proclaiming Jesus Christ as Lord, and
more than 600 Spanish Bibles were distributed to patients and their family members.
Several local Mexican congregations sent church members to provide patients and their
families with food during the project.
The hard-work of the 6 ophthalmologists, 16 technical assistants, 3 support staff and 2
Christian evangelists from Texas, California, Maine and Maryland who left their families
and jobs to volunteer for this project, as well as the monetary gifts from ChOSEN
donors, made this ChOSEN project a remarkable success and a tremendous blessing
to the visually-impaired poor of Mexico.