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Flying Eye Hospital - Part 2

How local doctors are being trained through live broadcasts of surgeries carried out in the plane's operating theatre.

Last Modified: 11 Jun 2013 10:16
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In Zambia, more than 30,000 children are visually impaired. According to the charity Orbis, the country is home to 10 percent of Africa’s visually impaired children.

Nine-year-old Lucy Mwika, like her two sisters, has cataracts in both eyes and the impairment means she is falling behind at school.

In this segment of The Cure, Dr Joff Lacey follows Lucy as she undergoes life-changing treatment at Zambia’s only paediatric eye clinic, with the help of surgeons from the Orbis Flying Eye Hospital - an aeroplane converted into an operating theatre.

 

 

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