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Cuban doctors working in Uruguay as part of the Operation Miracle Eye Care Program have performed a record 5,000 cataract surgeries just in 200 days. This averages out to 25 surgeries a day.

Cataracts is the leading cause of blindness in that country.
The Head of the Cuban team, Issax Paredes, said that thanks to the surgery, many of their patients were able to see their own children for the first time.

The Cuban team in Uruguay is made up of 28 people including engineers and technicians. Paredes said his team will be returning to Cuba soon, but that they will be replaced by another group of Cuban doctors.

Local government authorities, political and social organizations, and the Montevideo Mayor's Office have organized several events to bid farewell to the group and express their gratitude.

Source: Radio Habana Cuba

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