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Bulacan holds free eye surgery
Friday, 03 June 2011
CITY OF MALOLOS - The Provincial Government of Bulacan thru the initiative of Gov. Wilhelmino M. Sy- Alvarado successfully launched a two-day free cataract and other eye operation at Calumpit District Hospital (CDH) last June 1-2, 2011.

According to the records of CDH, 89 visuaal timpaired patients have undergone the free eye operation including those who have cataract, cross-eyed (duling), squint-eyed (banlag) and pterygium (pugita). The said operation was headed by Dr. Tyrone Concepcion, hospital director of CDH and Dr. Mario Reyes, laeder of the seven specialists from Ospital ng Maynila who participated in the said activity.

Meanwhile, Gov. Alvarado extended his gratitude to the eight eye specialists who participated and supported the free cataract operation.

Aside from the free operation, the PGB also gave free medicines to the patients.

The governor said that Bulacan is fortunate for having a free medical mission such as this and assured the Bulakenyos that it will be done quarterly thru Kapitolyo sa Barangay. He also advised his constituents especiallt those who are aged to immediately consult a doctor when experiencing a blurry vision and regulary undergo eye check up and tests to avoid further complications.

The said activity was made possible in cooperation with the Department of Health and Cataract Foundation of the Philippines, Inc..

A cataract is a clouding of the normally clear lens of your eye. For people who have cataracts, seeing through cloudy lenses is a bit like through a frosty of fogged-up window. Clouded vision caused by cataract can make it more difficulty to read, drive a car- especially at night – or see the expression on a friend’s face.

Most cataracts develop slowly and don’t disturb your eyesight on. But with time, cataracts will eventually interfere with your vision.###

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