There are over 20 million people worldwide that are blind from cataracts; 50,000 live in Honduras, one of the poorest countries in the western hemisphere. Cataracts can be surgically corrected but Honduras has one of the lowest cataract surgery rates in Latin America leaving many of these patients unable to work and dependent on their family for support. 

Through the Eradicating Cataracts Foundation Outreach (ECHO), Dr. Anderson traveled to Honduras in June of 2017 where he helped perform 192 cataract surgeries and 6 corneal transplants at the San Pedro Sula Lions’ Eye Hospital Fraternidad

ECHO supports four trips annually with the goal of adding several more. 

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ECHO Co-Founder Kyle Coffey
Surgery Without Electricity
New Eye Operating Room
Team Hard at Work
Surgery with Backup Generator
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Dr. Anderson Performing Cataract Surgery
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Post-Op Waiting Room
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Mature Cataracts
 
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Watch below to hear about the mission to cure blindness from cataracts in Honduras.

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Erik Anderson MD

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