Dr Andrew Riley volunteers in Tonga again

Mon Nov. 27th 2017


Dr Andrew Riley has just returned from another very successful volunteer trip to Tonga with VOSO (Volunteer Ophthalmic Society Overseas) of which he is the Chairperson. The team was based at Vaiola Hospital in Nuku Ľalofa and even had the privilege of meeting the King of Tonga, Tupou VI. VOSO worked closely with the local staff throughout the week and the surgeons set a record for the number of surgical procedures performed in a trip.  VOSO sent up 100 surgical kits for cataract operations, 800 recycled glasses (including sunglasses), and other donated equipment that will be used in the Eye Department and outlying clinics. The donated glasses were processed by the Lions Club and the surgical equipment was purchased with funds raised at Dine by Donation at Merediths in 2016.