Free eye screening benefits cataract patients-A A +A
Friday, January 4, 2013
CANDABA -- An eye specialist from the San Luis District Hospital (SLDH) conducted on Friday a free eye screening for the benefit of the indigent residents in this town.
Dr. Brandon Santos, an ophthalmologist, said the free eye consultation was held to reach out to poor patients from the barangays of Pasig, Lanang, Mandasig, Paralaya, Pescarodores, San Agustin and Bambang, who usually visit him in the district hospital every Friday at SLDH.
Santos said free eye screening was aimed at bringing his eye care program closer to the communities and residents who are suffering from catarata, glaucoma, among others.
Most of the patients are indigents who cannot afford to go hospital due to poverty.
Santos coordinated with Joel Mapiles, provincial information officer, for the free examination, which was held at the latter’s house in Barangay Pasig.
Published in the Sun.Star Pampanga newspaper on January 05, 2013.