Dr. Stephen Mathias, a pediatric and eye muscle specialist from Danbury Eye Physicians & Surgeons, which has an office in New Milford, recently traveled to Honduras to provide ophthalmic (eye) surgery and services to children.

Mathias offered care April 11-18 to children at the Nuestros Pequenos Hermanos Orphanage. NPH has 10 orphanages in Mexico, Latin America and throughout the Caribbean serving more than 3,500 children not available for adoption.

He performed several surgical procedures at the Holy Family Surgery Center, which serves both the NPH children and the surrounding, indigent communities, with local access to state-of-the-art surgical care, complementing the primary care clinic service also available at the orphanage.

“It was exciting to be able to provide quality medical and surgical eye care to the children at the orphanage,” Mathias said. “I performed over 35 surgical procedures to eliminate problems which interfered with vision and learning in these children. It was heartwarming to see the smiles of the children after their procedures.”

The facility has served more than 600 people with major surgical procedures, provided more than 3,500 consultations.