Doctor travels to Honduras to give gift of sight

More need than time

Unfortunately, Stewart and the other doctors were only able to help a fraction of those in need during their weeklong mission.

"It's heartbreaking to see people who are bilaterally blind and knowing you won't have time to help them all," Stewart said. "It's hard not being able to take care of all of the need."

Stewart said most the patients awaiting treatment can't afford health care, even something as simple as eye drops. Surgery is out of the question unless the services are donated.

Still, Stewart was pleased to be able to help as many as he could.

"It's very rewarding, being able to go into a place where our services are so needed and give vision back to people," he said. "Like I said, medicine is a helping profession, and people get into it because they want to do something good for the world. It's amazing when you get to make such a tremendous difference."

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