Free Eye Cataract Operation/Surgery

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IN A COUNTRY WITH 7,107 ISLANDS, HOW DO YOU HELP THE POOR PEOPLE SEE BETTER?

250px-Ph_locator_cavite_rosarioCataract Foundation Philippines, Incorporated held another free cataract surgery for the less fortunate and without Philhealth benefits through the cooperation and sponsored by Mayor Nonong M. Ricafrente, Vice Mayor Voltaire V. Ricafrente & the Sangguniang Bayan Members.

This Surgical Mission was held at Casa Hacienda in Tejeros Convention in Rosario, Cavite last 14 & 15 of December 2013 and it was a very successful operation. All of them were passed the screening and received its initial treatment to be prepared for the surgery. The first batch with 20 cataract and 5 people who has a “pugita” (pterygium) problems on their eyesight received an operation through the help of the people from the Cataract Foundation Philippines, Incorporated now enjoying their new clear and crisp vision with the aid of the main person who performed the operation, Dr. Mario Reyes. On the second day of event, the second batch are also undergo surgery through the care of Dr. Reyes. The operation started almost noon after the list has been completed and the surgery lasted until the last patient has been administered and operated (almost 5:30am the following day, Sunday).

The people who participated the Cataract Surgery Mission were:

  • Dr. Mario Reyes
  • Nurse Luchie Ramos, Assistant of Dr. Reyes

From Rosario Health Unit headed by Dr. Noriel Emelo

  • Marina Casor
  • Marilou Hernandez
  • Bryan Saquilayan
  • Rommel

Cataract Foundation Philippines, Incorporated FB profile Image.Here are some snapshots taken from the said event. (apology for the some images, these were only taken by a Mobile Cellphone).

It was a successful project of the Cataract Foundation Philippines, Incorporated. (see Facebook page)

General Trias Drive, Rosario Cavite. (in front of the Casa Hacienda)

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At around 6:30 AM, patients arrived by the couples.

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SWA personnel who participated the event started to take list of the patients.12142013138

Waited to be called…

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Doctor’s assistants and Nurses are now preparing for the screening and instruments to be used.

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One by one, the patients are being checked-up and refraction-examined.

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Doctor Reyes were checking the patients’ list for eye screening and operation.

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A female senior citizen being taken for refraction test for the lens to be used.

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First batch of 20 cataract patients, some are senior citizens are lined up for their screening.

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Doctor Reyes prioritize this handicapped person to be the first person for the operation.

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The Doctor gives instructions to the Nurse for the operation procedure.
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Almost 8:30 PM. Other patients eagerly waited for the fist patients to come out.12142013173

The first (handicapped) patient after his surgery given instructions of DO’s and DON’T’s while on recovering period of at least two months.

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Second patient guided by her companion-relative also given instructions.

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Third patient also received the eye-drop solutions while listens for the recovery instructions.

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Few more patients at around 11:30 PM.

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The Doctor and Nurse attending the patient for the operation.

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First batch’s eye checkup after the operation.

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Nurse Luchie taking out the gauze bandage and cleaning for the doctor’s final assessment.

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Yours truly together with Doctor Reyes. (below)

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The first batch of 25 patients all together with the Medical Mission Team.

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Congratulations for a Job Well Done and Successful Medical Mission!

UPDATE! More Photos added. Check up one week after the operation. Click Here!

3 thoughts on “Free Eye Cataract Operation/Surgery

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    • pasensiya na po sa mga kuha ko. these are only all my mobile captured and most of the best and clear shots probably ay yung mga assistants ni Doc. Reyes and other SWA participants na may dala ng camera and ako yung naka yellow t-shirt with Doc. Reyes.

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