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.
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Journal by Eric Rios-Doria

Journal by Eric Rios-Doria

Having parents of Peruvian descent gave me a special connection to the mission trip. As a child, I would travel frequently to Lima, the capital, where I have many relatives. Here I was exposed to the poverty and poor health conditions of the people, which fostered my interest in global health. The mission took us...

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 by Louis Chai

Photo Journal by Louis Chai

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...
Photo Journal 1: 2013 Mission

Photo Journal 1: 2013 Mission

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...

The Gift of Giving

The Gift of Giving Published on ascassociation.org Garden City SurgiCenter, Garden City, New York In 2012, the Garden City SurgiCenter sent its medical director, Michael Sable, MD, and surgical technician, Lorena Chinchilla, to Peru to perform eye surgery. The mission, called A Promise to Peru, provides an annual cataract surgical and general medical mission to...

Big Hearts – Published on JAMA

Originally  published on The Journal of the American Medical Association Two decades ago, an American family traveled to Cusco, Peru, and adopted a 3-week-old Peruvian girl. The process was long and arduous and was successful only because of the intervention of some big-hearted strangers. Finally, after 13 months, the family was able to return to...

Thank you!

A Promise to Peru thanks the following for their support for 2011, 2012 and 2013 Cataract Surgical and Medical Missions:  The past and present participants of the missions…the physicians, nurses, and other health related professional, medical students and the families who devoted their time and energies to join us in Peru these past summers:  ...
NYSights

NYSights

Download the NYSight Fall 2013 publication here.