Project Vision Volunteers Return to Honduras for Humanitarian Mission

 Some 70 percent of the population of San Lorenzo over the age of 50 has cataracts and many are blind.
RICHMOND, VA—Once each year, a small group of U.S. based “Project Vision” volunteers return to the town of San Lorenzo in the poorest region of Honduras on a mission to restore sight for those blinded by cataracts and to fit those with poor vision with donated eyeglasses. Project Vision was born out of a chance meeting between industry veteran Pat Dundas and Dr. Ron David and Dr. Susan Pillsbury David, co-principals in the Kurtz Humanitarian Initiative for Southern Honduras (KHISH). Since 2005, KHISH volunteers have been providing medical and dental care, water purification relief and shelter construction in this region of Honduras.

In 2010, Dundas introduced KHISH to the people at SEE International and a partnership was formed that added KHISH Project Vision cataract surgery to the initiative. The team returned to San Lorenzo in the beginning of January to screen hundreds of potential surgical candidates and perform over 100 cataract procedures, making it possible for those in most need to work, to care for their families and lead productive lives.

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— Pat Dundas