Patient stories: treating Moline, Cameroon, for cataracts

Mama Moline is 58 and a grandmother of 12. She arrived at Yaoundé Central Hospital on the first day of the Flying Eye Hospital’s visit. Her vision was extremely limited.

Volunteer surgeon Dr Asim Sil examined her. He confirmed she had severe cataract in both eyes and would be a perfect case for surgery on the Flying Eye Hospital. Left untreated, he said, she would be completely blind in six months.

Mama Moline had surgery the next day on the plane and vision in one eye was completely restored. She was thrilled to see clearly the face of her son for the first time in years.

Mama Moline

I can see clear­ly! And I’m so pleased that the train­ing of local doc­tors means I can have my oth­er eye done as part of the pro­gramme. I am very, very happy

In the fight against avoidable blindness, every minute counts

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