Dear TPAA colleagues

The majority of blindness is preventable or treatable. As evidenced by millions of people who undergo cataract surgery to cure this major sight robbing disease. The simple act of restoring sight not only enhances productivity but also returns mental and spiritual richness to one’s life. In many parts of the world, including Thailand, too many people with cataract still needlessly suffer from this leading treatable ocular disease.

The Thai Physician Association in America Foundation (TPAAF) is raising fund to support the TPAAF Save Sight Project for the underprivileged population in Uthai Thani Province to eliminate avoidable blindness.

Preliminary Programs:
February 3-4, 2020: Vision test and prescription eyeglasses fitting for school students and villagers in Amphor Baan Rai, an underserved area 85 kilometer from Amphor Mueng, Uthai Thani
February 5-6-7, 2020: At Uthai Thani Hospital, a group of expert eye surgeons will perform approximately 250 cases of cataract surgery.

Write check payable to “TPAAF Save Sight Project 2020”
Send to TPAAF, 1350 Covington Court, Crown Point, Indiana, 46307

Sign up as a volunteer and/or visitor to Uthai Thani are available and should do it as soon as possible at

Transportation from Bangkok to Uthai Thani and return will be arranged. Details regarding the cost of transportation, sightseeing, and accommodation are under construction.

Now, it is your opportunity to support our project, help out with the mission and visit a beautiful and peaceful province on the Sakae Krang river where Choa Praya river met.

Enjoy lovely living houseboats on the river reflecting a different way of life, now difficult to find anywhere outside Uthai Thani. Visit a large number of beautiful temples in Uthai Thani, many were constructed in the Rattanakosin period. Uthai Thani is famous for Local Weaving. You can visit their exhibition and demonstration center.

Wat Khao Wong, a beautiful temple in a valley surrounded by mountains and forest. The topography includes limestone mountains, which are high, undulated and steep (Avatar-like). The wildlife sanctuary of Uthai Thani or Tung Yai Naresuan is one of the World Heritage Site by UNESCO established in December 1991.

Last, I wish you great health and peaceful life.


Chintana Paramagul, MD