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A patient sits in a wheelchair as he prepares to go to the operating room to receive cataract surgery.
230717-F-OG981-2408.JPG Photo By: Staff Sgt. Kelsey Martinez

Santiago de Veraguas, Panama - A team of U.S. military ophthalmologists and medical personnel assist a patient prior to going to the operating room to receive a Manual Small Incision Cataract Surgery at Regional Hospital Dr. Luis "Chicho" Fabrega in Santiago de Veraguas, Panama, July 17, 2023. As part of a three-week mission the team rapidly conducted preliminary screenings for 300 patients in just three days. Following this initial phase, they accomplished a total of 291 surgeries over the subsequent eight days, resulting in an impact felt through nearly 750 clinic appointments. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kelsey Martinez)


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