About 230 Guatemalans now have improved vision and they can thank the University of Utah's Moran Eye Center, Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky and Donald Trump among others.
The week-long charity trip concluded Sunday, and brought increased attention to the surgical missions Moran doctors take regularly.
Paul is an ophthalmologist and a potential 2016 presidential candidate, and as such he brought an entourage, including some political advisors, a documentary crew and five reporters.
Earlier this year, Paul, a Libertarian-leaning Republican from Kentucky, decided he wanted to hook on to a charity trip and called the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS). The Society sent him to Moran and they worked out the details.