Family Travels from Russia to Get Help
When we opened our Center of Excellence for the Prevention of Childhood Blindness and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) in Yerevan, we knew it would be a game changer. Not only would we be providing the highest-quality of eye care services to babies and children in Armenia — but the state-of-the-art facility would be a place that families in the surrounding regions could also visit to receive care.
One family from Russia did just that — traveling all the way from Russia to receive eye care in Armenia.
One day, a mother in Russia noticed that her baby was having problems with her eyes. When the parents went to their family doctor in Russia, the doctor said that everything was fine. Seeking a second opinion, another doctor said “Nothing could be done.”
Alarmed at the response, the family came to Armenia. Luckily, it was at the same time that the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and Center of Excellence for the Prevention of Childhood Blindness were being opened in Yerevan.
The baby was able to receive the highest quality of eye care and her sight was restored.