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November 2015

2015 Ba, Fiji Specialists Visit

November 11, 2015 - November 14, 2015

Dr. Janak and Preeti Shah will be visiting Ba Vision for the first time. They mark the start of our new sustainable clinic program that rotates surgeons of different specialities to our clinics so that all patients receive the best care. Not many specialists exist throughout these small island nations so our HEF docs will be cycled through to provide necessary care. Drs. Janak and Preeti will be doing 8 different types of surgeries. We are so grateful to have…

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2015 Ba, Fiji Mission Cataracts

November 16, 2015 - November 25, 2015

For the 2nd time in 2015, we will visit our sustainable clinic, Ba Vision Eye Center. Many patients have been on a waiting list, requesting to see Dr. Jeff, since our last visit. We look forward to returning for another cataract mission with our Ba Vision family!

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December 2015

MSICS Course, Mexico

December 1, 2015 - December 3, 2015
Unnamed Venue, Queretaro, Mexico + Google Map

In collaboration with SEE International, Dr. Rutgard has been invited to teach in the first annual Manual Small Incision Cataract Surgery course in Mexico. He is excited to share the minimalist method that he has perfected for mission work in remote locations using the least about of tools and electricity as possible.

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El Fuerte, Mexico

December 4, 2015 - December 6, 2015
Unnamed Venue, El Fuerte, Mexico + Google Map

HEF will head back to El Fuerte for another three day cataract expedition. We will spend three days working day and night to provide the best care possible, while allowing young doctors to shadow and learn the value of humanitarianism.

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December 8, 2015 - December 17, 2015

In collaboration with iSight Missions, Dr. Jeff has been invited to set up a sustainable clinic in The Bahamas. This clinics will mirror what is done in our clinic in Ba, Fiji in that it will employ and train local healthcare workers, and provide for a wide range of patients. The surgeon is a friend whom we met in Bolivia on our 2014 mission. Dr. Duranda Ash-Gay has been training with Dr. Rutgard to learn his cataract methods since then.…

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January 2016

2016 Dominican Republic

January 6, 2016 - January 14, 2016
Unnamed Venue, San Pedro, Dominican Republic + Google Map

HEF has been invited to set up a permanent clinic in the Dominican Republic. Thanks to our friend and dedicated humanitarian, Olga Canto and her family, we look forward to solidifying the details of this clinic during this mission trip. Dr. Rutgard and our local ophthalmologist, Dr. Cari de la Noval will again work together to provide as many quality cataract surgeries as possible for the people of San Pedro.

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2016 Hawaiian Eye Meeting

January 16, 2016 - January 23, 2016
Hilton Waikoloa Village, 69-425 Waikoloa Beach Dr
Waikoloa Village, 96738 United States
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February 2016

Bolivia 2016

February 20, 2016 - March 5, 2016

Partnering again with Medical Ministries International, we will be headed back to Bolivia for our annual mission.

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March 2016

2016 Philippines

March 14, 2016 - March 24, 2016
St Peter and Paul Hospital, Sorsogon, Philippines + Google Map

We have been invited to partner with the Bishop of Sorsogon to provide eye care for the poor on Luzon island of the Philippines.

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April 2016

Daklak, Vietnam

April 2, 2016 - April 7, 2016
Unnamed Venue, Daklak, Viet Nam + Google Map

For the first time, HEF has been invited to serve the village of Daklak. Through our biennial Imperial City Eye Meeting, we made a friend in Dr. Hai, who know runs a clinic in Daklak. He has asked for our assistance because the demand for cataract surgeries is vast in this region.  We look forward to a new venture in our beloved Viet Nam.

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2016 Imperial City Eye Meeting

April 4, 2016 - April 8, 2016
Hue Central Hospital, Hue City, Viet Nam + Google Map

Ten years after the original ICEM in 2006, HEF is going back to Hue! Each teaching conference has been a success thus far, winning us repeated invitations. It is an honor to continue to serve. This time we will add a skills transfer series and a surgical mission to Daklak. We look forward to a new direction with our team at Hue Central Hospital that will allow us to provide continuing education courses and updates in the field to the…

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Ba, Fiji April 2016

April 18, 2016 - May 1, 2016

We will be at our sustainable clinic once again. We love our Ba Vision staff and look forward to another year of effectively serving the poor in Fiji.

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June 2016

Palau 2016

June 13, 2016 - June 26, 2016

In 2015, the Palauan government invited HEF to start a permanent clinic in Palau. We will travel to Palau with the many machines and equipment that we have gathered to furnish our new HEF eye clinic. Our doctors are the only doctors who do eye surgery in this country, ever. We look forward to providing as much quality care to as many patients as possible. We love the kind people of Palau and look forward to working with our Ministry…

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September 2016

Specialists to Ba, Fiji

September 8, 2016 - September 18, 2016

Three ophthalmology specialists will be visiting Ba Vision for the first time. This is the third team of our rotation model. Through our sustainable clinic in Fiji, we are working to build a system that promotes the longevity of eye health in Fiji by creating a fully-equip clinic that functions in our absence by performing screenings and exams, by training a full staff to do so, and by rotating different specialists throughout the year to care for each individual need…

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October 2016


October 27, 2016
Tecate, Mexico + Google Map
December 2016

El Fuerte, Sinaloa

December 1, 2016 - December 4, 2016
El Fuerte, Mexico + Google Map


December 7, 2016 - December 15, 2016
January 2017

Royal Hawaiian Eye Meeting (RHEM)

January 14 - January 20
Koloa, HI United States + Google Map

Dominican Republic

January 23 - February 1

The Hawaiian Eye Foundation welcomes volunteers on this mission. Please email contact@hawaiianeyefoundation.org for more information.

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February 2017


February 11 - February 25

The Hawaiian Eye Foundation welcomes volunteers on this mission. Please email contact@hawaiianeyefoundation.org for more information.

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March 2017


March 11
Santa Barbara, CA United States + Google Map

Dominican Republic

March 14 - March 22

The Hawaiian Eye Foundation welcomes volunteers on this mission. Please email contact@hawaiianeyefoundation.org for more information.

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Ba, Fiji

March 25 - April 1
Ba, Fiji + Google Map

The Hawaiian Eye Foundation welcomes volunteers on this mission. Please email contact@hawaiianeyefoundation.org for more information.

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April 2017


April 10 - April 15
May 2017

American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS)

May 5 - May 9
Los Angeles, CA United States + Google Map


May 22 - June 5
June 2017


June 5 - June 10


June 17
July 2017


July 8 - July 22
August 2017

Tecate, Mexico

August 11 - August 12
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