Meet Dr Matthew Thompson & Friends of Haiti

Meet Dr Matthew Thompson. Surgical Direct provided cataract equipment services for Dr Thompson and his practice in central Illinois up until his move to Wisconsin, over 5 years ago. Just recently, we reconnected with Dr Thompson and wanted to spread the word about his medical missions work and how we can help Dr Thompson in his endeavors.

Dr Thompson has linked up with a mission organization called Friends of Haiti, and became the first ophthalmologist to travel to Haiti to perform eye surgery with the organization. Having now completed 3 annual trips to Haiti to perform surgery, Dr Thompson has performed hundreds of surgeries and the numbers continue to grow in patients seen and surgeries performed each year.

With Haiti being the poorest country in the western hemisphere, combined with the nation’s economic, social, and infrastructural problems, performing surgery there can not be done without a lot of donations. We have decided to do our part in helping Dr Thompson however we can in sending him with supplies on his next trip. We believe in what he is doing. It’s making a great difference in people’s lives in Haiti, and that is worth getting behind.

If you or your hospital would would like to help, contact for full list of supplies needed for donation.

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