160 elderly people in northern My Loc district of Nam Dinh province have
had their sight restored thanks to crystalline lens replacements.
free eye operations were organised by Nam Dinh’s province’s Department
of Health in conjunction with the World Health Organisation (WHO), the
Central Eye Hospital and My Loc district’s General Hospital .
The Director of the provincial Department of Health
Dang Thi Minh, said that the free eye surgery and lens replacements are
provided annually as part of the WHO’s efforts to support the northern
The cost of an ordinary operation is
approximately 4-5 million VND, however the WHO has funded the programme
including after care for patients who have had surgery.
operations using Phaco technique were conducted by top surgeons from
the Central Eye Hospital and took only 5 minutes each.
the last two years, the WHO’s programme on crystalline lens surgery has
brought sight back to more than 1,200 elderly people in four districts
of Nam Dinh including My Loc, Vu Ban, Y Yen, and Hai Hau.-VNA