Wednesday, February 25, 2009

15 Cataract Surgeries Completed Today!

Week before last while I had the team in Choluteca, we had an eye team doing eye exams and ferreting out cataract patients for surgery later in the month. All in all Victor Montoya and the other volunteers from COVA saw 267 patients and did eye exams on each of them. Of the 267 patients 24 were diagnosed with cataracts. Of the 24 diagnosed with cataracts 20 were given surgery dates for the 24th of February. Yesterday 17 or the 20 people who were given appointments for cataract surgery showed up to ride the private bus to Tegucigalpa. Today 15 people received their cataract surgeries in the private clinic where we have made arrangements for them to have this delicate surgery.

Tomorrow they will all go home seeing much better in at least one eye. It is so much fun to see the looks on their faces when they see clearly for the first time again some after many years of losing their vision little by little.

I rarely ask for donation money, but SMART needs some more donation money in the door where we can continue to be a blessing to patients like these. If you are a member of a Lion's Club, Rotary Club or other service organization or if you are a member of a church which does medical projects, please mention us to them.

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