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October 23, 2019

Free eye care services offered in Meiktila Township

An ophthalmologist gives free eye care medication to locals in Meiktila Township. Photo: Chan Thar (Meiktila)

The Myanmar Ophthalmological Society provided free eye care services to communities of Meiktila, Mahlaing, Wundwin, Taze, Yamethin, Pyawbwe, Myingyan, Taungtha, Kyaukpadaung, and Natmauk townships on 20 and 21 May at the Htilaoo Eye Hospital in Meiktila Township.
A team of specialists, led by Professor Dr. Khin Ohmar Khine, the President of the Myanmar Ophthalmological Society, performed free eye surgeries, while Dr. Khin Zaw Tun from the Htilaoo Eye Hospital received patients suffering from eye problems.
“Medical equipment was supplied to the Htilaoo Hospital, and the six-member team of eye specialists provided eye care medication, especially to people with eyelid and tear duct problems. Patients residing near Meiktila Township were given free eye diagnostic testing at the same place,” said Dr. Khin Ohmar Khine.
Thirty-eight patients from different townships near Meiktila were treated, and it took two months to compile a list of patients, said Dr. Khin Zaw Tun.
The Myanmar Ophthalmological Society and team of eye specialists had provided free eye care services with the help of the Myanmar Medical Association, under the supervision of the Ministry of Health and Sports, in January in Thandwe Town of Rakhine State.—Chan Thar (Meiktila) (Translated by La Wonn)

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