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February 4, 2013

High-volume cataract workshop in Nepal

Post-operative patients.

Post-operative patients.

A patient rests after surgery.

A patient rests after surgery.

Drs. Ben, Angira, new Hospital Chief Dr. Sanjita and Dr. Jessie at Hetauda Community Eye Hospital.

Drs. Ben, Angira, new Hospital Chief Dr. Sanjita and Dr. Jessie at Hetauda Community Eye Hospital.

New ophthalmologist Dr. Rachana Singh Rana.

New ophthalmologist Dr. Rachana Singh Rana.

Tilganga Institute of Ophthalmology’s Hetauda Community Eye Hospital managed a high-volume cataract workshop, screening 1,400 patients at seven screening camps and then providing 440 cataract surgeries.

Drs. Ben Limbu, Angira Shrestha, Sanjita Sharma and Jessie Gale from New Zealand were involved in the outreach. Dr. Sanjita Sharma is the new Hospital Chief at Hetauda and was joined by Tilganga ophthalmologist Dr. Rachana Singh Rana in mid-January.

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