St. John Eye Hospital performs glaucoma surgery for Gaza patients

Image of St. John Eye Hospital in Jerusalem [Loyola/Twitter]

Image of St. John Eye Hospital in Jerusalem

The St. John Eye Hospital has started to treat patients with glaucoma in its centres in the Gaza Strip. Glaucoma is one of the most difficult medical procedures to perform because it requires specialist skills.

The hospital’s managing group in Gaza said that it is intervening to ease the hardships placed on patients by medical remittances. It added that it also hopes to ease the burden imposed on the Palestinian Ministry of Health when it has to transfer glaucoma patients to Israel or Egypt to undergo the surgery.

A statement from the hospital pointed out that one of its most prominent surgeons, Al-Waleed Mohammed, has performed a serious operation on a patient who had tried repeatedly to travel outside the Gaza Strip for a valve implantation in his right eye, but had failed due to the siege.

Read: Another Gaza hospital reduces operations due to electricity crisis

(Source / 26.05.2017)


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