More than 5,000 cataract eye surgeries have been completed since 2005, primarily in Indonesia and some in Guatemala. Caris works in partnership with Body & Soul Ministries to conduct spring and fall cataract surgeries in multiple sites of Northern Sumatra and on the island of Nias. We employ local Indonesian surgeons, nurses and helpers to coordinate the whole process, from screening to transportation. Our goal is to perform approximately 700 eye surgeries in Indonesia each year.
These high impact surgeries take very little time, are cost effective, and immediately restore sight to the blind. There are so many heart-warming stories of families whose lives have been changed through receiving the gift of sight. The video below chronicles just one of those lives.