About 1000 people with cataracts to receive free treatment in Aweil

By Ngor Deng Matem

At least one thousand people with cataracts are set to receive free medical treatment in Aweil, capital of Northern Bahr El Ghazal State.

The initiative is being facilitated by the Ophthalmological Association of South Sudan (OASS) in partnership with the department of health in the Catholic Diocese of Wau.

The chairperson of OASS, Dr. Kenneth Lado, said that the campaign is aimed at restoring the sight of nearly 1000 patients to allow them resume their daily businesses.

A cataract looks like Open pop-up dialog box.

How a cataract affects your vision open pop-up dialog box.

A cataract is a clouding of the normally clear lens of the eye as stated by the medical officer.

The symptoms of cataracts or blindness include Vision that’s cloudy, blurry, foggy, or filmy, Nearsightedness (in older people)

Changes in the way you see color

Problems driving at night and others

According to Dr. Kenneth, Aweil has the highest number of blind people in the country which encourages them to conduct free medical surgery for the second time.

For his part, the Bishop Matthew Remijo Adam of Catholic Diocese of Wau said that the church is determined to help the needy for free.

In January 2022, 860 people regained their sight in Northern Bahr el Ghazal state.

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