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.