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 set up to provide general optometry care. Patients with complicated issues are referred to the Provincial Hospital located at a 2.5 hour drive from Houn.
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 Read more…