ISMS ORV – Morocco 2009

Photo by CHRISTOPHER TENG - Daily News

Photo by CHRISTOPHER TENG – Daily News

During our mission in North Africa, Morocco, we performed urgently needed surgery on a 6- month old girl with congenital glaucoma, who without eye surgery, would otherwise have been condemned to a life of total darkness. We performed the first corneal transplants in
Marrakesh, restoring vision on several patients, and opened the doors for the establishment of the first eye bank in Morocco for future corneal transplants. We reattached the retina in a 45-year father of four, who was able to return to work and support his family. Our plastic surgeon also performed cosmetic surgery on a teenage girl who was spared from a life of servitude due to her disfigurement.

 

Please read more about this mission at the Daily News website.