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MSICS Training Camps

Vision Outreach International offers a Manual Sutureless Incision Cataract Surgery (MSICS) course hosted by Dr. Diego Mejia and his staff in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, Dr. Carlos Gomez and his staff in the Dominican Republic, and Dr. Bert Bowden in Guatemala.   These courses are primarily for Board Certified Ophthalmologist to learn or brush up on their MSICS technique.  


Our MSICS training is one of the most requested programs that we offer. These opportunities and courses are filled very quickly, and we normally maintain a waiting list for this training.  FIRST, fill out an on-line MSICS TRAINING APPLICATION.  If all the dates are full, we will place you on a waiting list and notify you once a course comes available.  If you have specific questions or do not see an available opportunity below, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.and give her your contact information, and ask her to put you on the waiting list. Once a course becomes available, she will notify you.





2018 Honduras Courses: Dr. Mejia trains 2 ophthalmologist (trainees) per courseover 2 1/2 days of surgical and didactic training.  The standard schedule is to arrive Thursday evening and leave on Sunday afternoon after post-ops.

February 22-25 (FULL)

May 24-27 (FULL)
August 30 - September 2 (FULL)

2018 Dominican Republic Courses: The DR dates will host 1 trainee with Dr. Carlos Gomez per course for 2 surgical days.

March 11-14  (FULL)

May 6-9  (FULL)

July 22-25  (FULL)
September 23-26  (FULL)

November 25-28  (FULL)

 2018 Guatemala Courses: The Guatemala dates will host 1 trainee with Dr. Bert 

Bowden per course  instructing for 4 surgical day; This training camp takes place
at a faith-based institution that has restrictions on smoking, drinking and foul
language while on their mission campus.  

January 26-31 (FULL)
March 4-19 (FULL)
May 4-9 (FULL)
July 20-25  (FULL)
September 7-12 (FULL)


                                          Suggested MSICS Training Donations

Country Number of Days Suggested Donation Lodging, Food, Travel
Honduras 4 days 3 nights $2500.00 NOT included
Dominican Republic 4 days 3 nights $2500.00 NOT included
6 days 5 nights $3500.00 NOT included

*** AIRFARE is NOT included in any of the prices above. Please speak to one of our representatives for more information.  Individuals will also be asked to register with SEE International in order for Vision Outreach to receive free consumable products for surgery.




"VOI enabled this trip to happen.  Without your help we would not have been able to get plugged into Camp Diego (Honduras).  Really, other than learning MSICS in a very modern surgical suite by an excellent instructor who thought of every detail before we arrived, the highlight was getting to fellowship with the Mejia family at the evening meals.  They were so generous and so accomodating.  A true blessing to us in a foreign land." – Dr. Matt McCauley, September 2015
"I returned from Honduras and Camp Diego early this morning.  I wanted to give you feedback on the experience.  Dr. Diego and Patricia Mejia do a fabulous job organizing the course and taking care of the participants.  I would rate the experience as excellent and learned much from Dr. Diego and his staff.  I think the hands-on "one on one" learning experience is very productive in teaching the MSICS technique.  Dr. Diego is very good at recognizing little things that have not been done properly and very helpful in correcting technique errors that he notices during the cases.  I was very pleased with all aspects of my experience at Camp Diego and highly recommend it to others." – Dr. Thomas Strinden, August 2013


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