Outreach Mission – Nepal 2023

Outreach Mission – Nepal

Dooley Intermed and Operation Restore Sight are working together to launch an extensive blindness prevention and sight-restoring mission to the Himalayan region, but we need your help to “make it happen”.

This ambitious project includes a team of expert surgical ophthalmologists including clinical instructors and professors of medicine.  The team will depart the USA on November 30, 2023, and be back in time for Christmas.

Upon arrival in Nepal, the team will travel to Dhalkebar, near the border of India. to treat patients in the new Dooley Intermed-sponsored Eye Hospital.  The team will provide expert sub-specialty care, host lectures at a local medical college, travel into the Chitwan Jungle villages to provide free care, and perform sight-restoring surgeries in an area of great need. When the work there is complete the team will travel to the Banepa area, Northeast of Kathmandu and just 90 miles from Mt. Everest to work with Reiyukai Eiko Masunaga Eye Hospital, providing expert consultation and performing surgeries on complex and difficult cases while simultaneously engaging in “knowledge exchange” with local ophthalmologists, sharing the latest diagnostic and surgical techniques. This will provide long-lasting benefits to enable ongoing enhanced quality of care. All patients will be treated completely for free, including surgeries, medicines, transportation, food, and lodging for those in need.

Nepal National Ophthalmology Conference – During the final two days in Nepal the Dooley Intermed / Operation Restore Sight team is co-sponsoring a National Ophthalmology Conference, in partnership with Reiyukia Eiko Masunaga Eye Hospital. His Excellency Ram Chandra Poudel, the President of Nepal, will personally inaugurate the conference. Over 150 ophthalmologists from throughout the country are anticipated to attend. This two-day event will feature expert case presentations and lectures by the team members including detailed question and answer sessions along with sub-specialty discussions and case consultations.

We need your support!  You have the power to enable these miracles. This Dooley Intermed / Operation Restore Sight outreach mission will prevent men, women, and especially children from a lifetime of suffering from visual impairment or blindness caused by preventable or curable infections and diseases.