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Free cataract surgeries in Kenya

14kenyaeyeUnder the initiative of Embracing The World, one week of cataract surgery was held in Vihiga County, Kenya.

The team attended total number of 200 cases. Most of them cataract surgeries, some capsulorexis, extrabismus, and one quist. Three ophthalmologists, two nurses, and an optometrist came from Spain to help the operation.

All the patients operated had an initial vision below 30%.  Some of them needed a person to take them around as they could see only light perception.

One of the patients give the doctors his cane the next morning of the surgery as he said he didn´t need it any more as he could see again.

After this experience, the Vihiga County Governor did realize the need of affordable eye care in the district hospital and they will place a surgeon in the hospital from this September.