Andean Medical Mission is a UK charity set up to help organize, build and manage eye care services in remote regions of the Bolivian Amazon and Andean mountains.
We carry out sight saving eye surgery and are committed to helping Bolivian doctors by providing training and equipment. Our vision is their vision, help us and donate today.
This year Andean Medical Mission extended our visit to six weeks in Northern Bolivia. We successfully combined training of Bolivian doctors with our surgical work. Over the six weeks we screened 2000 patients and operated on 220 blind or nearly blind people.
Part of the programme in 2016 was to help build a functioning eye care centre in San Borja which has an ophthalmologist but no equipment. After we had finished with operating here, we were able to donate a working microscope and some consumables to start this unit off. Aditionally we worked in Exaltacion and San Ignacio for the first time. We were swamped with patients and as well as ophthalmology we treated many patients for skin cancers.
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