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St. Vincent Trip 2020 with World Pediatric Project

We would like to give a special shout out to our own ophthalmologist, Dr. Donna Brown, and her team for working with World Pediatric Project during their annual eye surgery mission to St. Vincent from February 15-22! From World Pediatric Project: During the course of the week Dr. Brown evaluated 38 patients and performed 17 […]

VEI’s 27th Annual Cataract Mission

VEI's 27th Annual Cataract Mission

Free Cataract Surgery Program for Central Virginians: Virginia Eye Institute Now Accepting Applications   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — January 16, 2020   Starting January, 2020 Virginia Eye Institute will begin accepting applications for its 27th Annual Cataract Mission program. Virginia Eye Institute’s Cataract Mission program is an outreach program designed to help Virginians in need […]

Pediatric Ophthalmology mission trip to St. Vincent

Dr. Brown

Dr. Donna Brown of Virginia Eye Institute and her team returned to St. Vincent for the 17th annual pediatric ophthalmology mission to its partner hospital, Milton Cato Memorial Hospital. Dr. Brown has been providing ophthalmological services, including treatment for common conditions such as congenital cataracts and strabismus, to children in the region for over 20 […]

Pediatric Ophthalmology mission trip to Guatemala

World Pediatric Project volunteers led their 10th annual pediatric ophthalmology mission to the Hospital Nacional de Salamá in Guatemala. The medical team consisted of Dr. Thomas Carothers, a pediatric ophthalmologist, Dr. Seamas Dore, a pediatric anesthesiologist, Robbi Hazlewood, recovery room nurse, and Sharon Hart, operating room nurse. Josephine Lush accompanied the team as the WPP […]

Pediatric mission trip to Guatemala

Virginia Eye in Guatemala 2018

Virginia Eye Institute and World Pediatric Project partnered up to provide services to a children’s eye clinic in Guatemala in February of 2018.  Our provider, Dr. Thomas Carothers, served as the head of the Eye Team for the clinic which assisted over 89 children in need.

WPP and Plastics mission trip to St. Vincent

Our ophthalmology provider, Dr. Donna Brown, and her daughter, Karen Brown, flew into St. Vincent to assist World Pediatric Projects in the Caribbean in leading their Ophthalmology Mission by providing donated human eye tissue for transplant patients. The team performed the operations at the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital, allowing for patients to regain their vision thanks to […]

2015 Cataract mission trip

Cataract Mission Team 2017

The Cataract Mission program provides free cataract surgery for those Virginians who have cataracts but cannot afford the surgery. This program is for individuals who do not have insurance, Medicare, nor Medicaid and do not have the financial means to pay for cataract surgery out-of-pocket. The VEI Foundation has been in existence since 1993. To […]

2014 Cataract mission trip

Cataract Mission Team 2017

The Cataract Mission program provides free cataract surgery for those Virginians who have cataracts but cannot afford the surgery. This program is for individuals who do not have insurance, Medicare, nor Medicaid and do not have the financial means to pay for cataract surgery out-of-pocket. The VEI Foundation has been in existence since 1993. To […]

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