MOBILE EYE CARE MISION FOR PEOPLE OF THE MEKONG RIVERSIDE IN PAKBENG DISTRICT, OUDOMXAY PROVINCE

SEPTEMBER 2023 – EYE CARE FOR PEOPLE OF THE MEKONG RIVERSIDE PROJECT

SEPTEMBER 2023 – This was the first mission of the Eye Care for People of the Mekong Riverside Project. The project is aiming at improving the eye health of people living along the bank of the Mekong River in Pakbeng District. In association with the Oudomxay Provincial Public Health office and the Pakbeng District Hospital Health office, the LRF team of six people visited five villages and one district hospital. A total of 389 people Read more…

MAY 2023 – MOBILE EYE CARE MISSION IN PHONGSALY PROVINCE

MAY 2023 – MOBILE EYE CARE MISSION FOR CATARACT SURGERY, REFRACTION AND DONATION OF GLASSES IN PHONGSALY PROVINCE. This preventive eye care mission was a partnership between the Oudomxay and Phongsaly Provincial Public Health Departments in cooperation with the Lao Rehabilitation Foundation (LRF) and See Eye Expedition International (SEE). It was conducted in two districts of Phongsaly Province and at Oudomxay Provincial Hospital. 662 patients were examined, surgery was provided for to 125 patients and Read more…

FEBRUARY 2023 – EYE CARE IN HOUN DISTRICT

FEBRUARY 2023 – DELIVERY OF MOBILE EYE CARE EQUIPMENT IN OUDOMXAY PROVINCE Our first mission of 2023, was to deliver a new SL-17 Portable Slit Lamp that we plan to use for the upcoming outreach cataract surgery mission in Oudomxay and Phongsaly provinces in May of this year, along with a Quicksee auto-refractor that had to be returned to US for repair, software update and calibration as we plan to continue testing school children for Read more…

Dr. Luc fitting protective glasses for ethnic minority patient on 1st day post-surgery

NOVEMBER 2022 – MOBILE EYE CARE AND CATARACT SURGERY MISSION IN PHONGSALY PROVINCE

Our second mobile cataract surgery mission of 2022 brought us to Phongslay, the least visited and most extreme northern province of Laos, bordering China to the North and west and Vietnam to the east. Nurses from the three district hospitals of the province, Bounneu, Phongsaly and Yord Ou screened the vision of 878 older people as part of their ongoing outreach program in 50 remote villages and appointed those with cataracts to be treated at Read more…

MAY 2022 – STRENGTHENING EYE CARE AND CATARACT SURGERY MISSION IN LUANG PRABANG AND OUDOMXAY PROVINCES

After not being allowed to enter Laos for two and a half years because of COVID travel restrictions, LRF was finally granted an official visa by mid-April 2022 to allow the delivery of long-awaited ophthalmic surgical equipment and supplies in early May. Our mission started at Luang Prabang Provincial Hospital with a cataract surgery by phocoemulsification training for 3 ophthalmologists and continued in Oudomxay Provincial Hospital and Houn District Hospital. The team performed a total Read more…

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…