Free Cataract Surgery Programme in Padangsidimpuan and Medan

A total of 673 people (907 eyes) regained their eyesight after participating in the Martabe Gold Mine’s Free Cataract Surgery programme series: Open Your Eyes, See the Beautiful World having been conducted at Military Hospital of Padangsidimpuan on 8-11 December 2016 and Putri Hijau Military Hospital of Medan on 13-16 December 2016. The people who took surgeries were ranging from the age of 21 months to 90 years and came from various areas in the island of Sumatra, such as Padangsidimpuan, Madina, Sibolga, Langkat, Deli Serdang, Tarutung, Karo, Rantau Prapat, Nias, and Aceh. In collaboration with A New Vision humanity institution and with support from the Military Area Command I Bukit Barisan, since year 2011, a total of 5,662 people (6,087) eyes have taken cataract surgeries using the quick and safe intraocular lens method with 100% success rate. The patients, from the youngest at 8 months of age through to 108 years old, have benefited immensely from the programme.