Dr. Ahsan Khan is an ophthalmologist and the Gift of Sight program director. He has always had a strong interest in foreign medical mission work. He ran a successful cataract surgery camp in Rabwah, Pakistan in 2004, and organized the inaugural Gift of Sight surgical mission in Guatemala in September of 2010, and a second trip in the fall of 2011. “Last year we were able to expand our efforts by including an optometry clinic and dispensing free glasses donated by Lions Club of America,” said Dr. Khan. “This year we are excited to bring on some reputable surgeons from the University of Illinois at Chicago and Loyola University of Chicago to assist in the cataract surgery camp. In addition to increasing the number of cataract surgeries compared to last year, we will expand our efforts by performing pterygium and glaucoma surgery as well.” This year’s Gift of Sight eye camp will also include an educational component, with lectures and presentations to be provided by the Humanity First USA doctors to the local Guatemalan ophthalmologists.
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