2023-12-21

Conclusion of mission of the 5th cohort of Guangxi medical team aiding Cambodia Nearly 700 surgeries done

The fifth Guangxi medical team cohort aiding Cambodia successfully completed their mission yesterday, performing a total of nearly 700 free cataract surgeries! They arrived in Cambodia in early November and completed 689 free cataract surgeries within 26 surgical days, averaging 26 surgeries per day.

In order to restore the vision of more Cambodian cataract patients, the GX team visited the local villages of Kanh Chriech and Kampong Trabaek on 11 November and 18 November respectively with the current Guangxi medical team. After conducting comprehensive eye examinations for the villagers, a total of 170 patients were screened. Among them, 70 individuals were deemed eligible for surgery, and their surgeries have been scheduled accordingly.

As the Chinese saying goes, “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime”. When the Guangxi medical team were at the village, they also carried out training for 20 of the local medical personnel, teaching them how to check for cataracts and some precautions during eye examinations. We hope that they can go to more villages in the future and carry out screening for the villagers suffering from eye diseases, allowing them to receive timely treatment. GX is very grateful to the Guangxi medical team for their efforts. As of today, a total of 2918 free cataract surgeries have been performed across the 5 medical teams cohorts.