Vietnam funds free eye surgery camp for the poor in Laos

Around 200 poor people from Laos received free eye surgery, in a project funded by the Vietnam Central Eye Hospital from April 18 to 27.

The operations took place in Kham Keut, Vieng Thong and Pakading districts of Bolikhamsai.
The program was part of the Vietnam government’s commitment to help Laos in fighting blindness from now to 2020.

Laos has more than 56,000 blind people and over 28,000 suffer from cataract. The country adds around 5,000 new cases every year. Moreover, Laos has only ophthalmologists who mostly work in Vientiane and other big cities.

By Ng. Khanh – Translated by Khanh Huy

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