People living with cataract blindness in China's Yunnan province can now get their sight restored thanks to surgical training provided by The Fred Hollows Foundation.
Over 200 cataract patients recently received sight restoring surgery at the Lancang County Hospital in Yunnan. Supported by The Foundation, eye doctor Dr Xu Jianlian and a team of local surgeons were trained to perform modern small incision cataract surgery (SICS) - a surgical technique commonly used in developing countries to treat cataract blindness in a fast, effective and affordable way.
Through the support of The Foundation, 40 surgeons, 101 nurses and clinic support staff and 1,720 community health workers were trained last year in China.
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