Surgical Eye Expeditions (SEE) International
Program Description

Volunteer ophthalmic surgeons participate in small surgical mission teams to provide medical and educational services to underserved communities, helping to restore sight and prevent blindness.

Time Commitment


  • Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Jamaica, Haiti, Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia
  • Liberia, Ghana, Nigeria, DR Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Namibia
  • Albania, Macedonia
  • Lebanon, Tajikistan
  • India, Cambodia, China, Vietnam, Philippines, Papua New Guinea

Types of Opportunities

  • Ophthalmologists are needed to perform surgeries and to educate and promote skills exchange with┬álocal ophthalmologists

Expected Costs

  • Costs vary depending on site, but all volunteers must pay costs of airfare. Depending on the host site, volunteers may have to pay for accommodations, food, and transportation.


  • No requirements