Our Promise

A Promise to Peru, Inc. provides an annual cataract surgical and medical mission to the remote villages of the Sacred Valley of Peru and other regions in need. Physicians and other health professionals from across the U.S. along with medical, optometry, pharmacology and public health students and undergraduate students volunteer their time towards this effort.
Cataract Mission
CATARACT SURGICAL AND MEDICAL MISSION June 9-18, 2017- Calca in the Sacred Valley of Peru

CATARACT SURGICAL AND MEDICAL MISSION June 9-18, 2017- Calca in the Sacred Valley of Peru

Our June 2017 Cataract Surgical and Medical Mission to Calca in the Sacred Valley of Peru was another great success!!  Over 500 medical patients and 1,384 eye clinic patients were examined, close to 1,600 pairs of distance, reading and non prescription sunglasses were dispensed, 63 eye surgeries and over 60 ultrasound procedures were performed.  This was...
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OUR NEXT MISSION:  June 12-17, 2016 to the Sacred Valley, Peru

OUR NEXT MISSION: June 12-17, 2016 to the Sacred Valley, Peru

OUR NEXT MISSION:  June 12-17, 2016 to the Sacred Valley, Peru Since the non-profit’s inception in 2011, the surgical and medical team has completed 5 Medical Missions & 4 Cataract Surgical Missions and we have accomplished: Approximately 330 sight restoring surgical procedures performed 7,400 medical exams on patients in remote villages, orphanages and schools 190...
First  Lecture Symposium - Stony Brook Medical Center

First Lecture Symposium – Stony Brook Medical Center

First  Lecture Symposium was a great success at Stony Brook Medical Center! Medical students and nursing students were introduced to relevant medications and common disease pathologies in the first of two lecture series held before our annual mission. March 30, 2016 – Stony Brook School of Medicine HSC Room 272A/B 3:15 pm Lecturer: Debra Messina MD &...

Christine Garcia on TEDx – A Promise to Peru

How do community organizations get their start and what keeps the momentum going to continue service to others? This is a talk on how individual ideas become flourishing community projects.
Cataract Surgical and Medical Mission June 15-20, 2015 to Guayaquil, Ecuador

Cataract Surgical and Medical Mission June 15-20, 2015 to Guayaquil, Ecuador

Summary: On behalf of the Board of Directors of A Promise to Peru, Inc. we wanted to thank each and every one of our participants for your generous donation of time, expertise, personal expense and for your passion of assisting those less fortunate in receiving quality medical and surgical care in Guayaquil, Ecuador. This year, for the...
The Times Beacon Record  helps spread the word about our mission

The Times Beacon Record helps spread the word about our mission

Source: northshoreoflongisland.com From June 28 to July 5, Drs. Jack Oats and Anzhelika Vaccaro of Ophthalmic Consultants of Long Island will participate in A Promise to Peru Inc., a cataract surgical and medical mission to the Sacred Valley region of Peru. Oats will be doing cataract surgery with Dr. Mike Sable, secretary for A Promise to...

Cataract Surgical patient expresses his gratitude to Dr Sable and the surgical team, Urubamba Hospital, July 2013

Dr Sable operated on his first eye last year and he had his second one done this past summer.  Take a look! A Promise to Peru – Patient Account – Continued from A Promise to Peru on Vimeo. A Promise to Peru – Patient Acount from A Promise to Peru on Vimeo.
Photo Journal - 2013 Misson

Photo Journal – 2013 Misson

The Minister of Health invited A Promise to Peru to evaluate patients and perform cataract surgery at the Urubamba Hospital Physicians and Stony Brook medical students unpacking the 50 suitcases of equipment and surgical supplies SUNY Optometry Students unpacking their equipment and 2,000 pairs of glasses Dr. Patel diagnoses a cataract that is significantly impairing...
2013 Mission Accomplishments

2013 Mission Accomplishments

  Cataract Surgical and Medical Mission June 30-July 12, 2013 Summary  A Promise to Peru’s first week consisted of the cataract surgical mission and a sub specialty medical clinic. Our organization was invited to operate at the new municipal hospital in Urubamba, by the Peruvian Minister of Health.  Our group transported a full service eye clinic...
Julia caring for her patient - 2013 mission moments

Julia caring for her patient – 2013 mission moments

This picture was taken of Julia Colmenares, Certified Nurse Assistant and a patient who was brought to the clinic by her daughter, an ophthalmologist in Peru. This was a heartwarming bond that was captured, showing Julia hugging the patient.
Long Island Ophthalmologists Initiate Cataract Surgical Mission to Peru

Long Island Ophthalmologists Initiate Cataract Surgical Mission to Peru

Long Island Ophthalmologists Initiate Cataract Surgical Mission to Peru By Michael Sable, M.D. and Debra Messina, M.D. Peru?  Did I just say I’m going to Peru? I thought I was just going to dinner. I think I had shrimp something but it was last year and I don’t remember if I even ate breakfast this...