More than 20 million individuals worldwide suffer from cataracts and are visually impaired, with approximately 50,000 of them residing in Honduras—a nation plagued by poverty. Although cataracts can be corrected through surgery, Honduras faces a significant shortage in cataract surgeries compared to other Latin American countries. Consequently, many affected individuals are unable to engage in work activities and rely on their families for support.
To address this issue, Dr. Anderson embarked on a journey to Honduras under the banner of the Eradicating Cataracts Foundation Outreach (ECHO). During this mission, Dr. Anderson, along with his team, performed a commendable total of 192 cataract surgeries and 6 corneal transplants at the esteemed San Pedro Sula Lions’ Eye Hospital Fraternidad.
ECHO currently organizes four trips annually and aspires to increase the frequency of their endeavors, aiming to contribute even more significantly to the cause of eradicating cataracts and restoring sight to those in need.