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About ECHO Foundation

20 million people worldwide are blind from cataract, a condition that can be surgically corrected in about 15 minutes with $100 worth of resources. At least 50,000 of these cataract blind people live in Honduras, one of the poorest countries in the western hemisphere. Honduras has the lowest cataract surgery rate in Latin America, and a very low number of surgically active ophthalmologists.

Unidos Visión Sustainability Initiative

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ECHO Foundation and it’s founders have been bringing surgery brigades to Honduras for over 20 years. In 2011, ECHO partnered with Emory University’s Social Enterprise @ Goizueta to research and plan ways to contribute to sustainable growth of the ophthalmology sector in Honduras. This sustainability initiative is known as Unidos Visión.

   

Eye for an Eye Campaign

“It is incredible that there are over 50,000 Hondurans that are blind from cataract just two and a half airline hours from Atlanta; this is an international health issue that can definitely be solved.” -Dr. Alan Kozarsky

The doctors of Eye Consultants of Atlanta and its refractive surgery division, Piedmont Better Vision, have initiated a humanitarian campaign to aid underprivileged patients in Honduras.

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Kyle Coffey, President & Board Chair

Kyle began his business career in 1999 with Atlanta real estate developer Place...

Alan Kozarsky MD, Vice President & Medical Director

Dr. Kozarsky is one of the leading corneal, cataract, and vision correction specialists...

Steve Wilks MD, Secretary-Treasurer & Director

Dr. Wilks began his career in medicine in 1973 as a flight surgeon in the US Air Force,...

Phillip Hoopes, Jr. MD, Director

Dr. Hoopes, Jr. is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology, and is a...

J. Stuart Tims MD, Director

Dr. J. Stuart Tims is a board certified ophthalmologist practicing cataract, corneal and...

LeeAnne Swift, Director

LeeAnne Swift is Senior Manager, US Corporate Cataracts at Abbott Medical Optics...

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