Thursday, June 30, 2011

Eye love the OR

The past three days we had the opportunity to work with a medical eye team for cataract and pterygium surgeries. This was an awesome experience. We helped with pre-op and post-op cares for patients and even got to observe a few. I was incredibly impressed with the surgical team as a whole. It was amazing to see the special skills, equipment and collaboration that made this mission reality. Total we helped 85 eyes. Of these included a 13 year old boy with congenital cataracts whose outlook was so poor that all three opthamologists questioned if surgery was even worth it. Today at his 1 day post-op we found that he is now able to read a newspaper! Amazing! Check out the cataract graveyard in the picture.

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