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Lucien was only five years old when his father brought him from their remote village to our eyecare team in Pignon in desperate hope of a miracle. He had been completely blinded by cataracts since the age of two. We operated on both eyes, removing severe cataracts and restoring his sight. The transformation in Lucien’s life was immediate. Thanks to the gift of vision, he can now see his family’s faces, run and play with his friends, and attend school.
Glaucoma and cataracts are at epidemic levels throughout Haiti - and our annual medical mission provides the only source for surgical procedures, glaucoma drops, and eyecare for the central plateau region including the city of Pignon.
Both of these devastating eye conditions are preventable with the correct intervention. While glaucoma damage is permanent, medical procedures and eye drops can prevent further deterioration and early intervention can halt the disease before any damage is done. In the case of cataracts, which is much more severe in Haiti due to strong sun and poor nutrition, we can restore vision immediately with a specialized surgery.
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