Medical Mission Trips
Dr. Mitchell has been involved in annual pro bono medical mission trips since 2007. On these trips he performs cataract surgery on patients who are blind, or have severely reduced vision due to advanced cataracts. The conditions and lack of proper equipment can make the technical performance of the surgery challenging, and often requires the use of older manual techniques. The results are rewarding when the patch comes off the next day, and the patient can see again and return to a more normal and independent life. Dr. Mitchell volunteers with:
- Casa de Luz (D.C. Metro area 501(c) charity organization)
- SEE International (Surgical Eye Expeditions International)
- Island Impact Ministries (U.S. registered non-profit 501(c)servicing the Dominican Republic and Haiti)
Dr. Weber Volunteers in Haiti
Dr. Weber has volunteered with the Haiti Eye Mission to provide eye care and surgeries to the people of Pignon, Haiti for the past two years. Haiti Eye Mission is a non-profit medical mission group based out of Fargo, ND with Dr. Lance Bergstrom. Every year a team of 20-30 volunteers spends 1-2 weeks performing eye exams, diagnosing and treating glaucoma and other ocular disease, performing cataract surgery and corneal transplants, and hosting pediatric eye screenings in the community at schools and orphanages. Each year the team provides care to over 1,000 Haitians and continues to build relationships within the community that strengthen the project and mission to restore sight year after year.
Dr. Weber looks forward to participating with this incredible team again in the future! If you are interested in donating or volunteering for the Mission, please click the link below.