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By Dr. James Ogden
For the Sentinel 

Ogden team at Lao Friends Hospital


March 22, 2017

March 16, 2017

Dear Friends:

On Saturday, we had our first day of clinic at Lao Friends Children’s Hospital. It is a beautiful building and the staff is friendly and helpful.

My translator on Saturday was a young man who works as a nurse at the hospital and spent one of his days off helping us. We set up the clinic at the outpatient clinic area of the building, since those services are closed on the weekends. The working conditions are very nice, with air conditioning in the rooms but not the hallways.

One memorable patient was a 17-year-old who told me he wants to study optometry. I told him I made that decision when I was 17 and encouraged him to pursue the profession. He did not ha...

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