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Monthly Archives: March 2011

Malawi to start Phaco Cataract Operations

So an awesome week, an historic week, and a lot of fun with a few very happy patients! Nkhoma now has a modern ‘phaco’ cataract surgery service!  The first permanent such unit in Malawi.  Fantastic. Although the technique we use for cataract surgery for thousands of operations each year is very very good, and we can perform [...]
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Sometimes in the work here, I am called to do things not directly involving seeing people and treating blindness.  I love the job that I am actually here to do, but there are unavoidable and necessary distractions sometimes. We have spent much of the past months preparing and renovating for the new year.  We will start [...]
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