This year’s mission trip to the DR was another wonderful success, thanks to all the amazing volunteers that pitched in at every level. Drs. Ralph and Robyn Del Negro were accompanied by their youngest daughter, Isabella, and were very proud to join this amazing team of professionals.
Eye physicians and surgeons performed 400 surgeries including:
- 166 cataract procedures
- 8 Pterygium
- 87 strabismus
- 23 plastics
- 38 SLT (selective laser trabeculoplasty)
- 13 YAG capsulotomy
- 3 dermatology OR
- 62 minor procedures
In addition to the above surgical procedures, 1,214 primary eye care consultations took place, and a number of ocular prosthetics were used to replace the absence of a person’s natural eye, making a huge impact.
Here are some pictures from this year’s VHP DR Mission: