About Us

Caring for Patients and Humanity

In November 2017 Dr. Matthew Cunningham went on a mission trip to Jamaica, supporting the Eye Health Institute and their mission to provide in-depth eye care to the people of Jamaica. The Eye Health Institute is a non-profit vision clinic which provides quality eye care to the people of Jamaica. To date, over 8,000 patients have been seen. All doctors, nurses & volunteers pay their own transportation, room and board.

Dr. Cunningham seeing patients in Jamaica. All donations to Eye Health Institute are used for equipment, surgery, medications and glasses.

Dr. Matthew Cunningham and Dr. Jaya Kumar in Kingston, Jamaica

Dr. Jaya Kumar and Dr. Matthew Cunningham on their mission trip to Kingston, Jamaica in November 2018. Continuing with our support of the Eye Health Institute and their mission to provide in-depth eye care to the people of Jamaica.

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Dr. Thomas with patients on one of his mission trips.

Absolutely amazing Experience and Memories

Providing High-Quality Cataract Surgery to People in Remote Areas

Doctor Thomas has participated in several mission trips as an international ophthalmology fellow for the University of Utah and the Cure for Blindness Himalayan Cataract Project (led by Dr. Geoffrey Tabin).

He traveled to Ethiopia as a resident, and later joined Himalayan Cataract Project as one of our Moran Eye Center International Fellows. During his fellowship, Dr. Thomas traveled to Rwanda, Ethiopia, Nepal, and Ghana and participated in a number of high volume cataract campaigns and working with the retina faculty at the Tilganga Institute of Ophthalmology, Kathmandu, Nepal.

The work that this group does is absolutely amazing and focuses largely (though not exclusively) on providing free, high-quality cataract surgery to people in remote areas of developing countries.

The following Pictures show two of the high-volume Cataract Camps.

The Himalayan Cataract Project and camp in Mekelle, Ethiopia (Gift of Sight: US Doctor's $11 Fix for Epidemic, which was featured on Nightline and 20/20), and the cataract camp in Dhading, Nepal.