When you ask Berge Kayaian why he supports the AECP his answer is simple: he understands there is a solution to eye disease and he knows that he can help. Most recently, Kayaian has sponsored the operating room of our Regional Eye Center in Kapan and has dedicated it to his late mother.
A state-of-the-art Regional Eye Center will open its doors in the second-largest city in Armenia this fall. The Armenian EyeCare Project will unveil our fourth Regional Eye Center in Armenia and celebrate the Grand Opening of the John Ohannes Khachigian AECP Regional Eye Center in Gyumri during our 2018 Medical Mission to Armenia in September.
In 2016, we began a Cornea Transplant Program, asking donors to sponsor surgery for those in Armenia who needed the procedure but could not afford its cost. Here are the stories of three Armenians who have received cornea transplant surgery because of your support, including our youngest beneficiary yet.
AECP Fellow Dr. Ani Hambardzumyan has dedicated her life to offering the best eye care possible in Armenia. In 2004, she received a fellowship to study her specialty sponsored by the AECP. Last month, she was extended another opportunity by the AECP: to continue her medical education by participating in the 9th International Conference and Exhibition on Tissue Engineering and Biobanking in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Though saddened when we learned of former California Governor George Deukmejian’s passing, we quickly remembered all the good he brought to the world.
In 2016, we began a Cornea Transplant Program, asking donors to sponsor corneal surgery for those in Armenia who needed it. Here are the stories of two Armenians who have received cornea transplant surgery because of your support and one who is still awaiting surgery.
In support of our Diabetes Program, LDS Charities, the humanitarian arm of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, has donated two $45,000 lasers, which will enable us to treat diabetic eye disease through laser procedure and prevent vision loss and, ultimately, blindness.
In 2016, the Armenian EyeCare Project began a Cornea Transplant Program, asking donors to sponsor the surgery for those in Armenia who needed it. Here are the stories of three Armenians who recently received cornea transplants because of your support.
A few days before our 25th Anniversary Gala, AECP Founder Dr. Roger Ohanesian received a letter from President of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan, who congratulated him and the Armenian EyeCare Project on 25 years of service in Armenia.
Since our Cornea Transplant Program began in 2016, we have provided over 70 cornea transplants in Armenia thanks to our generous donors and their contributions. However, there are still many Armenians on the list awaiting surgery. One of them is Armine.