SEE International’s SEE Doc network consists of more than 650 ophthalmologists and medical volunteers, from 80 different countries. Some of our SEE Docs serve primarily as hosts for clinics, while others travel extensively. They cover their own travel expenses, and provide accommodation for visiting surgeons. Working together, our visiting and host volunteer eye surgeons have performed more than 460,000 sight-restoring surgeries, transforming their lives forever.
The restoration of sight transform more than just the patient’s life, too. The lives of everyone connected to that person improve. Once sight is recovered, a productive life is possible again. Millions of people have to set aside their livelihood or education to take care of a blind relative. Now they can return to the field, market, or classroom.
In 2015, our volunteer teams completed more than 182 expeditions in 39 different countries. We restored sight to over 15,000 men, women, and children.
Each year, SEE increases its surgical count by at least 10%, offer more educational courses to ophthalmologists, and grow its local program.