40 Dagupeños get free eye operations


THE vision of some 40 Dagupeños were restored after successfully undergoing surgery.

The beneficiaries received free treatment at the Cardinal Santos Medical Center in San Juan, Metro Manila for their surgery under the city’s eye screening program.

The first batch was comprised of 36 beneficiaries who underwent cataract operation while four others had excisions of pterygium.

Beneficiaries under the city’s eye screening program thank Mayor Belen T. Fernandez shortly after their operations that successfully restored their vision. (CIO photo by Jojo Tamayo)

The beneficiaries personally conveyed their gratitude to Mayor Belen T. Fernandez during their brief visit to the city museum on April 3.

Among those who benefited from the program was Ernesto Quisora of Barangay Pantal East. The 68-year old lost his vision in 2017 after struggling with cataracts for years.

Quisora expressed his gratitude to Mayor Fernandez after the operation that successfully restored his eyesight.

“It was very difficult to experience when I lost my vision. That’s why I’m really grateful to Mayor Belen and her program because I can now see clearly again,” said Quisora.

Quisora joined among  300 Dagupeños who benefited from the free eye screening and cataract operation, a program of the city that started in 2013. (Verdelle De Vera/CIO)

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