“I operated today on a 2 year 3 month old boy who was struck in right eye with a stick resulting in poor vision, corneal laceration, marked bleeding in the front of the eye, and a traumatic cataract. He will definitely lose some vision but hopefully retain some.”
“All my adult surgical patients today had dense white cataracts. You could not see the back of the eye. I love making blind people see. And that’s what this Rotary program is really all about. Giving these young developing world ophthalmologists some recognition and the tools / training to enhance their prevention of blindness work.”
“Thanks again. See you soon.”
Yours In Rotary. Baxter
The Sea Island Rotary Club has provided funds to sponsor visiting Ophthalmologists from 10 Countries (Kenya (2), Eritrea, Ecuador, India, Albania, Papua New Guinea, Laos, Azjerbajian and Nepal) since 2000. These Doctors travel to America and get additional training from the American Academy of Ophthalmology, and then they travel back to some of the poorest Countries around the World where they help their citizens to prevent blindness. It’s really a great program and effort led by our very own Dr. Baxter McLendon.
It’s also in part due to all of the efforts from the Members of our Club that make this happen.