The Incas forged an incredible civilization that learned how to tame the geography of Peru. This ancient society lived in harmony with the rivers, the sun, the rain, the ocean, the jungle, the Peruvian mountains and the cold dryness of the Andes, consequently adapting to the weather, their surroundings and surviving thanks to Mother Earth’s gifts. - Read more.
The Hope Alliance recently conducted a Pterygium Awareness and Prevention Program in conjunction with our ongoing free vision and eyeglass clinics in 15 different Peruvian cities. Other THA Peru projects include:
- Vision Programs
- Dental Clinics
- School supplies
- Sewing Schools
Pterygium is a degenerative, noncancerous growth of the conjunctiva and is observed on the surface of the eye. It is the most frequent and preventable cause of vision impairment in equatorial regions. More than 15 million individuals in Peru have pterygium. Prevention is the only current answer to help maintain the vision of tens of millions of people. The message is simple: "Save your sight, block UV light. Take care of your eyes and they will take care of you."
For information about upcoming expeditions to Peru click here.