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The Siloam Mobile Eye Hospital was established in 1996 to reach out to those living in rural areas and remote islands of Korea and along with those who do not have the means or access to proper medical care.


The Mobile Eye Hospital is a converted 46-passenger bus donated by the Samsung Corporation.



It is staffed
by a 2 doctors, 4 nurses, 1 optometrist 1 administrative staff and a driver and is fully-equipped to diagnose and treat patients, and even to perform major eye operations.


The Mobile Eye Hospital
is sent out on weekly mission trips to leper colonies, orphanages, youth correctional facilities, prisons, homes for the elderly, poor neighborhoods and schools for the blind throughout Korea to administer free preventive care and treatment as well as provide free eyesight recovery operations.





In addition
, the hospital has a small department of internal medicine, an apothecary, a small chapel, and cafeteria.


Various programs provide free treatment, surgery, and financial assistance to the handicapped, the elderly, the poor and unemployed, foreign nationals, and other disadvantaged groups.