2020 TPAA Save Sight Medical Mission Report

Dear TPAA Members, Friends and Family, 

The COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak has forced a massive shift in the way we live from day to day. We all are finding ways to cope with this pandemic disaster.

On February 3-7, 2020 which is during the early knowledge of Covid-19 infection, TPAA together with Dr. Pornchai Simaroj and volunteering team of ophthalmologists from various hospitals in Thailand had successfully performed 176 cataract surgery at Uthai Thani Hospital and a volunteer vision test unit from Haw Van Optometry had identified 186 students and adults from the remote area of Uthai Thani Province, with vision problem. Prescription eyeglasses have been crafted and handed to all who need at no cost.

We were so blessed since no incidences of Covid-19 infection were reported among our staff, volunteers, and patients, during nor after the medical mission.
Thank you for your kindness and generous support.  Over 300 young and old populations can see and see clearly again.

I am sending this email not only to keep you informed of the good news from TPAA medical mission’ s activity but also please keep our Save Sight Project top of mind during the tumult of a global event. In 2020 and early 2021, Virtual fundraising is essentially a way to reach our fundraising goals without actual fundraising events.    

Please kindly send your kind support to:
TPAA Save Sight Project and 20/20 Vision CampaignThongchai Vachirasomboon, M.D. 1350 Covington Court, Crown Point, Indiana, 46307
Your pledge of $300.00 will help 2 patients with cataract blindness. Your pledge of $3000.00 will help 20 patients with cataract blindness.  

Can you help these poor underserved patients to see the world again?

I wish you safety and peace through this difficult time.


Chintana Paramagul, M.D.

Please click here for photo summary of the mission