San Salvador, El Salvador
According to Vision Council of America, over 70% of all minors in El Salvador have non-diagnosed visual problems. Additionally, strabismus and “lazy eye” affects 4 of every 100 children under the age of 6 in El Salvador, causing aesthetic problems which affect their self esteem.
In response to this problem, SCF funded the reconstruction of a medical clinic that had been severely damaged by an earthquake. Thanks to the new construction, volunteer doctors can perform hundreds of eye surgeries per month. Between clinics in San Salvador and Fudem, ophthalmologists perform an average of 25 surgeries daily.