Covid-19 Relief

At the peak of the Covid-19 epidemic in the North of the country, LRF provided support to people placed in quarantine by the health authorities, often without sufficient food or warm clothing as was the case for this young woman and her newborn infant quarantined in a school while transiting from Pakbeng to her home in Oudomxay.

JANUARY 2020 – HOUN EYE CARE CLINIC – OUDOMXAY PROVINCE

Opened in January 2020 with the support of LRF that included equipment and training, Houn Eye Care Clinic serves the needs of a population of over 80,000 people. Houn, the second largest district of Oudomxay province includes 94 villages. The ethnic population is 70% Khamou, 20% Lao Loum and 10% Hmong. Living of subsistance farming, the average incone per capita is less that $1.00 per day. The clinic offers basic eyecare including refraction and is Read more…

November 2019 – Mobile Eye Care

On the 2nd week of October 2019 the Eye Unit of Oudomxay provincial hospital in cooperation with the Lao Rehabilitation Foundation (LRF) offered mobile eye care service in 3 districts (Beng, Houn and Xai) of Oudomxay, providing eye exams, refraction testing, dispensing eyeglasses, performing eye surgery when needed and donating medical equipment to Km 32 Health Center. Click to download reports (Part 1) and (Part 2)

October 2018 – Mobile Eye Care

On the 3rd and 4th week of October 2018 the Eye Unit of Oudomxay provincial hospital in cooperation with the Lao Rehabilitation Foundation (LRF) offered mobile eye care service in 3 districts (Houn, Beng and Xai) of Oudomxay Province for eye disease exams, refraction testing, dispensing eyeglasses and providing cataract surgery. Click to download reports (Part 1) and (Part 2)

June 2018 – Oculoplastic and Cataract Surgery

This mission was the fourth oculoplastic surgery mission in Laos, this time held at Mahosot and 113 Hospitals in Vientiane. It was also the second cataract surgery  mission in the northern provinces.  The mission was funded by doctors from Bumrungrad Hospitals of Thailand and SEE International of California in association with Lao Rehabilitation Foundation from USA. Click here to download (Part 1) and (Part 2) or (Lao Language) report.

January 2017 – Oculoplastic Surgery

This mission was the third oculoplastic surgery and DCR mission at Oudomxay Provincial Hospital and the first time dacryocustorhinostomy was performed by Endo DCR in Laos. The mission was funded by generous doctors from Bumrungrad, Mettapracharak, Nakhornrajsema, Bhumibol Adulyadej, Rutnin Eye Hospitals of Thailand in association with Lao Rehabilitation Foundation from USA. Click here to download (Part 1) and (Part 2) or (Lao Language) report

September 2016 – Cataract Surgery by Phaco

The primary focus for this mission was the training of two local ophthalmologists to perform cataract surgery by phacoemulsification technique on a machine donated by Lao Rehabilitation Foundation.  During this mission, 274 patients were examined and surgery performed on by phacoemulsification on 44 patients. Click here to download the report