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Cataracts Under Control

The US naval medical professionals were impressed with the eye conditions of locals that turned up for screening last Sunday. Opthalmologist Captain Elizabeth Hofmester said the priority Fijians gave to
09 Jun 2015 11:40
Cataracts Under Control

The US naval medical professionals were impressed with the eye conditions of locals that turned up for screening last Sunday.

Opthalmologist Captain Elizabeth Hofmester said the priority Fijians gave to eye care augured well for the future.

Captain Hofmester was among the medical professionals on board the US Naval Hospital Ship, USNS Mercy that is currently docked at the Kings Wharf in Suva.

“We saw just a handful of patients on Sunday and most of them were doing well with the care they have already been receiving from the Pacific Eye Institute.”

She said out of the 14 patients they screened on Sunday no one needed cataract surgery. This, she said was a good indication.The ship is visiting Fiji as part of the US Government’s Pacific Partnership programme. It leaves for Savusavu on Thursday before departing on June 19.

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