My Cataract Mission in Peru - Part Five

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Aug 8, 2016 2:53:52 PM

Day 8 in Peru

Before we leave today, we head to the clinic one last time to see patients for their post operative (post op) appointment. This is the first time I was able to observe post ops. One of the greatest joys of cataract surgery is the day after. The patients all look great.

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They get instructions all at the same time and they follow up with a local ophthalmologist, Dr. Sylvie Mendosa, who dedicates two days per month to charity work.

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This was my first mission.  I worked with Medical Missions International, which intern works in conjunction with SEE (Surgical Eye Expositions) and I Care San Antonio. This mission trip is profoundly summed up by the way I Care explains its purpose, "I Care San Antonio focuses on the difference one person can make in the lives of others."

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There are not many things in life that are transforming; this was one of them.

I have always tried to appreciate how truly fortunate and blessed I am, but coming to Arequipa has deepened that for me. We have so much at home; we have so much for which to be thankful. It was such a privilege to meet so many totally awesome people who are each trying to make the world a better place. If you have ever thought about doing something like this, I encourage you to take the plunge. You will be transformed.

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Topics: Cataract Surgery

    

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Dr. Maria C. Scott is the founder and medical director of Chesapeake Eye Care and Laser Center and the medical director of TLC Laser Eye Center Annapolis. One of the nation’s most respected cataract surgeons, the number of surgeries she has performed places her among the top cataract surgeons in the mid-Atlantic region and in the top 10 per¬cent of cataract surgeons in the country. Her experience, skill and personal demeanor have earned her great respect among patients as well as colleagues in the medical community.