De Venecia Clinic

1979

Dr. Guillermo de Venecia Establishes The Free Rural Eye Clinic

Dr. Guillermo de Venecia and his wife, nurse Marta de DeVenecia establishes the Free Rural Eye Clinic (FREC) in the Philippines to provide cataract surgery and other ophthalmologic care to indigent patients. Notably, Dr. de Venecia is famous for his establishment of The Eye Bank of Wisconsin in Madison, in conjunction with the Wisconsin Lions and Milwaukee Eye Bank, to provide ocular tissue for transplants to the people of Wisconsin.

GIFT HONORS LIFETIME COMMITMENT TO EYE CARE IN THE PHILIPPINES