What is the Cost of Blindness?

What is the Cost of Blindness?

A recent patient at our new clinic in Ixcán, Guatemala, was Sebastian. Sebastian is 73 years old and is functionally blind due to very dense cataracts. He is unable to see faces, shapes or colors. He only has light perception. You might imagine how this limits his...
My Friend, Manuel, Needs Our Help

My Friend, Manuel, Needs Our Help

Have You Experienced Improved Vision from New Glasses or an Eye Surgery? My friend, Manuel, hasn’t, but he needs to. And Manuel could use our help. Cataracts have dimmed his vision to shapes and shadows, only. Yet, at age 81 Manuel still has good health. With improved...
You Got Us This Far!

You Got Us This Far!

I have some exciting news to share with you today. Enfoque Ixcán is in the final stages of making our dream a reality: building our own permanent eye clinic in the Ixcán! Arriving at this moment has involved quite the journey. Seven ago, we began planning and...
US Foreign Policy and Enfoque Ixcán

US Foreign Policy and Enfoque Ixcán

Hang on folks while I make the connection. You may have read or seen on the news that Vice President Harris was in Guatemala on Monday hoping to find some answers as to how to keep Guatemalans from going north and crossing our southern border. Political leaders have...
Rest in peace, Marlon Garcia

Rest in peace, Marlon Garcia

Marlon, in the red hat, helped us plan the building site of our clinic in 2019. Deep in my heart I suspected that one of these days someone I know would be taken by COVID-19. I totally expected it would be someone my age. Someone with an age compromised immune system....
Relieving An Eye Care Crisis

Relieving An Eye Care Crisis

Dear Friend of Enfoque Ixcán, Have you noticed we are inundated with crises lately? We have floods, tornados, wildfires and hurricanes, not to mention a health care crisis and cries of constitutional crises. It’s almost as if life is a crisis! Well, in Ixcán,...