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Waiting time reduced for persons awaiting cataract surgery

Published:Monday | September 22, 2014 | 11:00 AM


The number of patients awaiting cataract surgery at the Mandeville Regional Hospital in Manchester has now been cut in half.

This after 225 cataract patients at the hospital benefitted from surgeries, performed by a team of surgeons from the Unites States (US) and India.

US-based Diaspora charity, Mind, Body and Soul Health Ministries, which has been working in Jamaica for several years, organised the medical mission, through sponsorship from internationally renowned Cardiologist and Philanthropist, Dr Kiran Patel.

The operations were carried out during the week of September 15-19.

With those surgeries completed the waiting time for other patients has now been significantly reduced.

The hospital had a list of some 418 cataract patients, and persons can wait up 14 months to have their eye surgery done.


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