500 to undergo free eye treatment

Dr Jeffery Rutgard operates on an eye at the Taveuni Hospital in Waiyevo earlier this week. Picture: SERAFINA SILAITOGA

THE annual Taveuni Eye Project resulted in 403 eye surgeries performed last year within 12 days or an average of 33 surgeries per day. Out of the 403 surgeries held at Taveuni Hospital in Waiyevo, 345 people’s eyesights were restored. The surgeries comprised 269 cataract operations, including a six-year-old child, 74 pterygiums, two lesion removals, […]

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