The Bolivarian Government-sponsored Ophthalmology Center in Lara State through the Miracle Mission held the first day of eye plastic surgery on Monday, May 22.
The mayor of Iriberan Municipality (Barquisimeto), Luis Jonas Reyes Flores, explained that 125 patients will be treated through the Municipal Institute for Social Development (IMDES) from May 22 to Saturday May 27, depending on the number of patients.
“We are very happy because we have the presence of Miracle Mission once again, we are starting interventions for new eye diseases. The operations that are going to be done during this week, cost 5,000 to 8,000 dollars each that is, about 17,000,000 bolívars are going to be saved from the 125 patients we are going to operate during this week, we also share the input with the Miracle Mission to the order of 650,000 bolívars”, an institutional note Detailed in Reyes Flores.
Ocular enucleation, biopsy and, among other conditions, ocular surgical intervention will be performed to treat conjunctival tumors.
The authority thus assures, “Patients are operated upon without request, together with Mission Milagro we take care of all the necessary things, including ocular prostheses when necessary, as well as surgical materials needed for the intervention” “
For the first week of June, he announced a second conference dedicated to children in need of plastic surgery.
During the management of the municipal government of Reyes Flores and with the support of the national government, 1,666 cataract surgeries have been implemented. And which corresponds to the month of May, there are already 237 surgical interventions, 180 consultations and 588 specialized studies in the aforementioned Ophthalmological Center.
They highlighted the case of Alexis Rodriguez, a 67-year-old patient who had surgery to present an orbital tumor in her right eye. Rodriguez stated in the social study that he did not have the financial resources to pay for ocular plastic surgery.
“It is a true miracle and for this I thank God, President Maduro, Mayor Luis Jonas and Mision Milagro because I did not have the resources to do this surgery, which is very expensive and I imagined that I would I’m going to live with you.” Eye like this, ”commented the patient.