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MSICS Training Camps

Vision Outreach International with help from SEE International offers a Manual Sutureless Incision Cataract Surgery (MSICS) course hosted by Dr. Diego Mejia and his staff in San Pedro Sula, Honduras and Dr. Carlos Gomez and his staff in the Dominican Republic  These courses allow the busy Board Certified Ophthalmologist a chance to either learn or brush up on their MSICS technique.  .

Sessions fill up fast so BE SURE to register soon. 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 please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.





2018 Honduras Courses: Dr. Mejia trains 2 opthalmologist (trainees) per course over 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  OPEN


2018 Guatemala Courses: The Guatemala dates will host one 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
launguage while on their mission campus. 

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


2018 Kenya Course

June 2018 - Two Week Course  - OPEN


Designed for: 
Active ECCE Surgeons who want to upgrade to a sutureless surgery
Active Phaco Surgeons who desire to have a sutureless manual approach to unphacoable cataracts
Mission-minded MDs who desire to develop skills for international eye missions
MDs who desire to decrease the costs of surgery


The training sessions includes: 

Daily lessons, PowerPoint presentations, and dedicated time to individually address specific concerns
Two daily surgical sessions, video recorded for you to watch and discuss with your trainer
Up to fifteen surgeries with on-site coaching in OR, video recorded for final discussion






"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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