El Salvador Cataract Mission 2018
Each year, Dr. Parkhurst travels to Mexico with an organization called SEE International. This group of doctors helps provide ophthalmic care and cataract surgery to patients who otherwise could not afford it and be blind without treatment.
“During a recent SEE program in El Salvador, a woman and her young son brought her aging father to the clinic to have his cataracts removed. After the successful surgery, his daughter elatedly grabbed her son and began to dance with him around the room. “Don’t you see?” she exclaimed. “Now that his grandfather can see, my son can go to school!”