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Cuba aids uruguayan Ophthalmology

Uruguayan Assistant Minister of Social Development Ana Olivera announced an Ophthalmology Center equipped by Cuba will open in October, which will assist patients within Uruguay, making it unnecessary for them to go to Cuba.

The official recalled that almost 2,000 Uruguayans of limited economic resources have had free eye operations in Cuba, all of whom suffered from different eye diseases, particularly cataracts, ptosis (drooping eyelid) and pterigium (tissue mass obstructing cornea).

She said the ophthalmology center will have cutting-edge technology to care for the 30,000 people (of a 3.3 million population) who need such eye operations every year.

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