The FUNDACIÓN OFTALMOLÓGICA VEJARANO is a legally approved by the Ministry of Health, now the Ministry of Social Protection, as proclaimed by the resolution No. 4689 of 15 December 1997 of the national constition.
It is an ophthalmological servicing institution, nonprofit, located in the city of Popayan, capital of the Cauca Department, Republic of Colombia in South America.
Popayan, is located in the south-western Colombia, with a population of 280,000 inhabitants.
Following the medical and technological advances, the FOUNDATION saw the need to gather a group of ophthalmologists specializing in different areas of the discipline allowing to expand the capacity and deliver complex treatments to the population. When Dr. Alberto Vejarano Cucalón finished his studies at the Barraquer Institute of Ophthalmology in Barcelona (Spain), he decided to return to Popayan, his homeland and offer his experience and knowledge as ophthalmologist to the people of this region. Following in his footsteps, his son Dr. Luis Felipe Vejarano joined his medical practice and legally constituted FUNDACIÓN OFTALMOLÓGICA VEJARANO.
Evidencing the foregoing and the hospital crisis that occurred in the city, the Foundation inaugurated in October 1999 its SURGICAL CENTER. Two operating rooms and their induction and recovery areas were were conditionedin the facility. Also a pre-anesthetic clinic, clinical laboratory, central sterilization and spacious waiting areas were created for patients and escorts.
The reception from users and contracting authorities, have allowed us to sustained growth over five years, allowing us to project for the year 2004 the construction of a new clinic fully integrated with services and additional areas.
Since January 2004, when he began the demolition of the land and until June 2005 was the construction of the new MEDICAL CENTER AND SURGICAL FOUNDATION.
These new facilities were designed projecting to the future, with spacious lounges, ophthalmic and optometric offices, special testing room and laser procedures, surgery center with three operating rooms equipped with the latest technology, sterilization, induction and recovery areas. As well as a large cafeteria, pharmacy and optical services. In 2010 we expanded our physical ability to provide consultation service and Plastic Surgery.
Today the Foundation has 40 staff employees and contractors, serving the population in Southwestern Colombia (Departments of Cauca, Nariño, Caquetá, Putumayo, Huila and Valle del Cauca). Monthly, it receives more than 480 patients, On it’s operating rooms around two thousand ophthalmic surgeries are performed through the year and it has an intelligent building built on 2,400 square meters.
The FUNDACIÓN OFTALMOLÓGICA VEJARANO is located in the city of Popayan, Colombia, South America.
It is located at Carrera 3 No. 5-54 in the historic center of the city, surrounded by the most important museums, churches, hotels and restaurants of the city center.
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Meet some testimonials from people who trusted the services and care of the Fundación Oftalmológica Vejarano. Right now they fully recovered in the precious sense of sight and improved their quality of life.
Carmen Susana Nicola.
I want to just to said thank you God and thanks to the Dr. Felipe Vejarano, because I can see very well and thanks to knowledge and skills, he found an emergency problem in both eyes. I was diagnosed with detachment of retina. He referred to me with Doctor Navarro and I had the laser, following by the Presbicia surgery, with Dr. Felipe Vejarano and having amazing results and improvement my quality of life. Now, After one month I felt blessed and I just can reaffirm the gratitude and wish God bless Dr. Felipe Vejarano and all the team from the Fundacion Oftalmologica Vejarano.
Julian Eduardo Mosquera Muñoz
My name is Julian Eduardo Munoz Mosquera, I was was operated by crosslinking in the right eye. Before entering the operating room I felt a bit of anxiety, although it had been explained to me how the procedure was, I was worried about feeling something, but once it started I felt calmed and there was no discomfort at all. I received so much attention from Dr. Felipe Vejarano and the nursing staff, it was excellent and made me feel great.
VIVIANA BETANCOURT P. Administrative Assistant 30 years
Having had the opportunity to have my surgery in The Vejarano Foundation with Dr. Luis Felipe vejarano, was one of the best experiences of my life, and thanks to it I got rid of the annoying and uncomfortable glasses, and also regained my self-esteem, because now I feel and look younger.
CARMEN HELENA REALPE FERNÁNDEZ Employee – Student
When I was a teenager I began to wear glasses, at age 20 I used contact lenses but didn’t tolerated them. My problem was myopic astigmatism and my vision was very blurry, so I decided to have surgery. Refractive surgery has been an experience that changed my life, now I have perfect vision and I can set the color of the leaves on the trees and the smallest details of flowers. I got rid of the glasses and it is the best thing that ever happened to me, it certainly is like waking to a new world.
VICTORIA LEMOS ELVIRA
My name is Elvira Lemos Victoria I am 26 years old and am patient of Dr Felipe Vejarano in the Fundación Oftalmológica Vejarano.
Once attended by the Dr. I was diagnosed hyperopia and astigmatism in both eyes. Thanks to his professional advice and the ethical and human quality I decided to have the Lasik surgery in January 2007, with excellent results that changed my life.
I reaffirm my deep gratitude, and only wish that God still retains its capabilities to all who need it.
JULIÁN ANDRÉS GARCÉS MUÑOZ Systems Engineer
I was diagnosed with keratoconus in both eyes at 17 years, ever since I wore hard contacts for 8 years, until Dr. Felipe Vejarano operated my corneas with implanted Ferrara rings. My quality of life improved substantially since I take away the torture of wearing contact lenses.
Now, the same doctor made the Crosslinking procedure and although at first it feels like your vision doesn’t improve, with proper care and days after the visual improvement is evident.
Thank you very much to the Fundación Oftalmológica Vejarano and Dr. Felipe for bringing hope to those who could not find some time out to overcome this disease.