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Restoring sight

A team of ophthalmic surgeons from Manila, led by Dr. Lee Verzosa, operate on a cataract patient using ‘phacoemulsification,’ a modern way of removing the disease from the eyes, at the Cotabato City Regional and Medical Center on Tuesday. The operation, which took less than five minutes, was part of a project called ‘Vision’ by the Lions Club International Host District 301-E, led by its president Paul Oringot. About 128 patients from the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao benefited from the project, including Russel Madul, a 13-year-old Badjao boy whose right eye was damaged while dynamite fishing along the coast of Maguindanao. 

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