Yale eye doctor set his sights on volunteer mission to Nepal

Christopher Teng examines the eyes of a Nepali villager

For two weeks in December 2017, Yale ophthalmologist Christopher Teng participated in a medical mission to provide free eye care to villagers in Nepal, a country that was devastated by an earthquake just two years prior. The trip was co-sponsored by Operation Restore Vision and Dooley Intermed, nonprofits dedicated to providing vision care in underdeveloped countries. YaleNews talked to Teng about his trip, which involved trekking on foot for two days to reach patients in a remote region of the Himalayan nation that still bore signs of the natural disaster. The following conversation has been edited.