ARC Travels to Meoqui, Mexico for Eye Care Medical Mission Trip
Dr. Benjamin Bakall, retina specialist at Associated Retina Consultants, recently traveled to Meoqui, Mexico on an eye care mission trip with VOSH International. Joining Dr. Bakall were ARC retinal technicians Patty, Alex, and Maryka. The medical mission trip was greatly successful — over 200 patients received a retinal exam and 20 patients received free laser treatment.
“Providing eye care and retina services to those that may not have access to retinal care, or the funds to seek this care, is important to the ARC practice and my work as a retinal physician,” said Dr. Benjamin Bakall. “It was a gratifying experience to work alongside my team and the volunteer eye care professionals with VOSH, to ensure that all patients received quality retinal care and life-changing treatments.”
Alex, Maryka, and Patty of ARC enjoyed making a difference in the lives of hundreds of patients that may never have had the access to the care they needed. In addition, the ARC team was able to form connections with other volunteers from across the globe in the ophthalmology and retina fields.
While Dr. Bakall is more commonly known for his inherited retinal disease work, his qualifications and specialties range much beyond this work. Dr. Bakall treats retinal diseases ranging from more common diagnoses like Macular Degeneration and Diabetic Retinopathy, to rare inherited retinal dystrophies. With numerous awards, speaking engagements, and advanced education, Dr. Bakall is skilled in many areas of ophthalmic and retinal patient care.
The team at ARC volunteered their time and skills to VOSH International for this eye care mission trip. VOSH is a non-profit organization on a mission to “bring vision to every person on the planet.” They travel to 30 different countries with a volunteer staff of licensed eye care professionals — from ophthalmic technicians to retinal physicians, and more. They partner with local groups to meet the needs of their patients in areas that have limited access to care and a need for assistance. To learn more about the work they do, click here.