Cuba Headlines

Cuba News, Breaking News, Articles and Daily Information

More than 8,400 people from the Caribbean who suffer from eye ailments received operations in the Cuban province of Camaguey, 540 Kms east Havana, as part of the Cuba-Venezuela led Operation Miracle healthcare program.

People from a host of Caribbean countries "including Guyana, Granada, Antigua, San Vicente and the Grenadines, Dominica, San Kitts and Nevis" have partially or fully recovered their eyesight thanks to the program, which provide free eye care services to poor people in the region, according to the online edition of local newspaper, Adelante.

Patients are taken to Cuba by plane, free of charge, to be treated for cataracts, glaucoma and other problems.

In less than a year, near 90 planes have landed at Camaguey's airport loaded with Operation Miracle patients. At the same time, thousands of Cubans have received eye treatment, with doctors having performed 4,800 surgical operations.

Related News