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Canada sponsors free eye camp in Pakistan


Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 20 August 2021 (TDI): More than 2160 individuals with eye illnesses were evaluated and treated during a nine-day free eye camp conducted by Friends Cafe, a Canadian charity group, in three districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: Upper Dir, Bajaur, and Buner.

Dr. Muhammad Khalid Dogar, a prominent eye surgeon, and other skilled ophthalmologists assessed the patients and operated on more than 120 of them. Patients were given free medications, lenses, and spectacles as part of the Friends Cafe’s eye health services.

According to data, 495 individuals were evaluated by doctors during the inaugural three-day free eye medical camp at Bajaur, which was arranged by Friends café, and 43 patients had surgery.

On the second three-day free eye medical camp in the Upper Dir district, the Friends café medical team evaluated 1273 individuals and operated on 67 of them.

Meanwhile, 392 people were evaluated, and 10 procedures were done during the third three-day free eye medical camp in Buner.

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