ASAPROSAR, in coordination with Friends of ASAPROSAR, conducted an International Ophthalmology Campaign, from January 31 through February 5, 2009, at the Multiclínica “Vicky Guzmán” of ASAPROSAR in the city of Santa Ana and in the facilities of the Eagles Sporting Club in the city of San Miguel.
64 International Volunteers, (exact number unavailable for individual Peace Corp volunteers) and 45 members of the staff of ASAPROSAR participated in the campaign. This included ophthalmologists, nurses, anesthesiologists, optometrists, general practitioners, educators, consultants, eye technicians, social workers, managers, logistics personnel, and others.
1,959 patients received benefit. 52% came from rural and urban marginalized areas in the western region of El Salvador; 1,302 ophthalmologic consults were provided, 1,655 persons received optometry care, 151 surgical procedures were performed and 3,523 pairs of corrective/ reading/ sun glasses were provided, plus 1,105 medicines were distributed.