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Cataract surgery

An agreement has been signed between Kingstown and Caracas to implement a vision care programme titled “Miracle Vision” across St. Vincent and the Grenadines

This is part of the government’s mission to promote and protect the well-being of Vincentians, in particular persons suffering from vision related diseases.

As a result of the agreement, persons affected by pathologies or eye conditions related to ophthalmology, such as cataract will receive assistance.

Medical care will also be provided for persons with pterygium fleshiness, a growth of pink, fleshy tissue on the white of the eye, a non-cancerous lesion that usually grows slowly throughout life, and, in advanced cases, can continue growing until it covers the pupil of the eye and interferes with vision.

As a component of the agreement, a team of experts from Venezuela will visit the SVG from April 18-26 to conduct assessments and pre-select persons to benefit from medical eye care and surgery.

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Under this initiative, persons requiring surgery will be given the opportunity to travel to Venezuela in June and July of this year to receive surgery, free of cost.

In a bid, then, to cover the entire population, the mission will see the expert team visiting several locations throughout the country to lend their expertise, including Georgetown, Mesopotamia, Barrouallie, Kingstown and the Grenadines.

Diagnostic Phase Schedule –

Venezuelan medical team and support personnel will conduct screening of up to 500 Vincentians daily to determine suitability to participate in the Miracle Mission programme. The conditions that will be treated in Venezuela are cataract and pterygium (fleshy growth on the eye).


Date Location Time On Site Contact
Sunday, 19th Kingstown, Milton Cato Memorial Hospital 8:30 a.m. Sis. Rosita King                       Sis. Elizabeth Medford
Monday, 20th Barrouallie Health Centre 9 a.m. Sis. Alice Cunningham

SN Delian Hepburn

Tuesday, 21st Bequia TO BE CONFIRMED 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sis. Reanna Ollivierre

FNP Cherylyn Glynn

Wednesday, 22nd Union Island Clifton Hospital/Health Centre 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sis. Lorene Jones

SN Cletus Forde

Thursday, 23rd Mesopotamia Health Centre (Downstairs the Magistrate’s Court) 9 a.m. Sis. Arlene James

SN Suddah Labban

Friday 24th Georgetown Heath Centre 9 a.m. Sis. Glenderene Brown

SN Ertrice Ellis

Saturday 25th Kingstown, Milton Cato Memorial Hospital 8:30 a.m. Sis. Rosita King                       Sis. Elizabeth Medford

On-site contacts will mobilize clients/patients and prepare venues

One reply on “Vincentians to receive specialised eye care in Venezuela”

  1. My pal came back from Cuba with worse eyes than when he went. Venezuelan doctors may be even worse than the Cubans.

    Make enquirees from the Rotary Club, if they have any Americans coming this year to do eye operations.

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