We were introduced to the eye health issues in Liberia by Rev. Dr. Fred Bullen, then an honorary director of Operation Eyesight and a friend of Liberian President Hon. William Tolbert. We helped develop a country-wide eye care program that would include the provision of instruments and equipment, training doctors and other eye care personnel, and the provision of transportation for mobile care.
Unfortunately, a bloody revolution killed many government officials, including President Tolbert. Operation Eyesight trained four doctors and funded some equipment and a mobile eye unit in Liberia, but this was lost during a second revolution in 1989, led by Charles Taylor. We were forced to withdraw from Liberia.