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In Sights Newsletter

In Sights is a newsletter for friends of World Blindness Outreach, Inc.


2018 Edition

This In Sights 2018 edition covers Tanzania Vision Mission, Ecuador Vision Mission 19, Dominican Republic Vision Mission 24 and the 2018 Life Enhancement Awards Update.

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2017 Edition

This In Sights 2017 edition covers Ghana Vision Mission 2, Ecuador Vision Mission 18, Dominican Republic Vision Mission 23 and the 2017 Life Enhancement Awards Update.

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2016 Edition

This In Sights 2016 edition covers the St. Vincent Mission 1, Ecuador Vision Mission 17, Dominican Republic Vision Mission 22, and the 2016 WBO Life Enhancement Awards update.

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2015 Edition

This In Sights 2015 edition covers the Dominican Republic Vision Mission 21, Ecuador Vision Mission 16, St. Vincent Vision Mission 1, the 2015 WBO Life Enhancement Award update, and the 18th Mission Cataract: Lebanon Valley.

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2014 Edition

This In Sights 2014 edition covers the Ecuador Vision Mission 15, Dominican Republic Vision Mission 20, Ethiopia Vision Mission 6, the 2013 WBO Life Enhancement Award update, and the 17th Mission Cataract: Lebanon Valley.

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2013 Edition

This In Sights 2013 edition covers the Ecuador Vision Mission 13, Dominican Republic Vision Mission 19, Ghana Vision Mission 1, the 2012 WBO Life Enhancement Award recipients, and the 16th Mission Cataract: Lebanon Valley.

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2012 Edition

This In Sights 2012 edition covers the Ecuador Vision Mission 12, Dominican Republic Vision Mission 18, Ethiopian Vision Mission 5, the 2011 WBO Life Enhancement Award recipients,WBO Focus on Youth, and the 17th Mission Cataract: Lebanon Valley.

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2011 Edition

This In Sights 2011 edition covers the Ecuador Vision Mission 11, Dominican Republic Vision Mission 18, the 2011 WBO Life Enhancement Award recipients, Egypt Vision Mission 2, and the 16th Mission Cataract: Lebanon Valley.

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2010 Edition

This In Sights 2010 edition covers the Ecuador Vision Mission 10, the Dominican Republic Vision Mission 17, the 2010 WBO Life Enhancement Award recipients, Ethiopia Vission Mission 4, and the 15th Mission Cataract: Lebanon Valley.

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2009 Edition

This In Sights 2009 edition covers the Dominican Republic Vision Mission 15, the 2009 WBO Life Enhancement Award recipients, Ecuador Vission Mission 9, and the 14th Mission Cataract: Lebanon Valley.

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2008 Edition

This In Sights 2008 edition covers the Dominican Republic Vision Mission 14, the 2008 WBO Life Enhancement Award recipients, Ethiopia Vission Mission 3, and the 13th Mission Cataract: Lebanon Valley.

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2007 Edition

This In Sights 2007 edition covers the January 2007 trip to Cambodia, Dominican Republic Mission XIII, the 2006 Life Enhancement Award recipients, and the 7th Mission Cataract Lebanon Valley.

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Alley team's visit a sight for sore eyes in Ethiopia
By Ben Hackman
Article Published in The Lebanon Daily News
If seeing is believing, then a local doctor can be credited with making believers out of thousands. Last month, Dr. Albert Alley, an ophthalmologist who practices in North Cornwall Township, went with World Blindness Outreach to Ethiopia to perform free cataract operations on blind people who could not otherwise afford the procedure...

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To-and From-Ecuador, With Love
By Dr. Albert A. Alley
Special to the Ocular Surgery News
Not many doctors would be content to act as "go-fers." But during our World Blindness Outreach mission trip to Ecuador in mid-July, my friend Dr. Raymond Dorsch, Jr., of Lebanon, Pennsylvania, says he considered it a privilege...

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World Blindness Outreach Visits El Salvador and Ecuador
Special to the Ocular Surgery News
A surgical eye mission to El Salvador in April marked the first time that the World Blindness Outreach worked in full collaboration with Catholic Relief Services...

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Eye Mission to Nicaragua:
Buffeted by Hurricane Mitch

By Dr. Albert A. Alley
Special to the Ocular Surgery News
In previous trips to far corners of the world, the doctors, nurses, and support staff of World Blindness Outreach have had to contend with difficult conditions—lack of equipment, poor sanitation, and disease-wracked populations...

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Eye Mission Performs 100-plus Operations in Peru
Special to the Ocular Surgery News
During a recent World Blindness Outreach (WBO) mission to Peru, our eye-surgery team performed more than 100 operations, but perhaps the greatest contribution we made was the new $7,000 operating microscope we left behind...

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India
Photos and descriptions of our trip to India...

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First China Eye Mission for World Blindness Outreach
Special to the Ocular Surgery News
Although it was several years in the making, the first mission to China by world Blindness Outreach (WBO) was a success...

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Outreach Organization Sends its First Eye Mission to Argentina
Special to the Ocular Surgery News

Our team of three ophthalmologists and seven support professionals visited Santiago del Estero in northwest Argentina April 5 to April 13, where we performed about 95 cataract surgeries, 15 strabismus operations and 12 corneal transplants on indigent patients, many of whom were children...

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"Seeing" History Made in Kenya
Special to the Ocular Surgery News
All of us in the "seeing" business know that sight is precious and fragile...

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Eye Mission to Honduras Aids Local Residents
Special to the Ocular Surgery News
Sighted people often take their vision for granted...

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U.S. Doctors Visiting Ethiopia Provide Much Needed Cataract Surgery
Special to the Ocular Surgery News
Our most recent eye mission—to Ethiopia May 11-22—could not have happened if not for the prodding and inspiration of Getachew Hirpo, a native of that country who became an American citizen two decades ago...

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Surgical Mission Reaches Under Funded and Underserved in the Philippines
Special to the Ocular Surgery News
If ever the clear link between poverty and inadequate access to medical care was evident, it was during an eye surgery mission led by World Outreach Blindness to Le Trinidad, the Philippines, from Feb. 25 to March 6...

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Eye Mission to Brazil Treats Underserved, Raises Awareness
Special to the Ocular Surgery News
In America most people automatically schedule an appointment with the appropriate -- and usually nearby -- doctor when they experience a health problem...

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Reflections on a Vietnamese Mission

Thoughts on Vietnam by a team mission participant, Dr. Sue Carlson
Being raised Catholic, I always thought of the word mission in relation to an attempt to propagate a religious faith.  A recent experience has shown me that the term may have a much different connotation...

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Couple Find Closure in Cambodia mission

Article Published in The Lebanon Daily News
Standing in the middle of his hometown, Vandy Oum couldn't have felt more lost. "When I got there, I didn't recognize anything," he explained. "I asked people, ‘Where's my house?' They said it's not there. It burned down. Everything had burnt down and was rebuilt."

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