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A team of military ophthalmologists discuss surgical approach prior to beginning a cataract surgery.
230717-F-OG981-1896.JPG Photo By: Staff Sgt. Kelsey Martinez

Santiago de Veraguas, Panama - A team of worldwide military ophthalmologists and medical personnel observe a Manual Small Incision Cataract Surgery taking place at Regional Hospital Dr. Luis "Chicho" Fabrega in Santiago de Veraguas, Panama, as part of a three-week mission that occurred on July 17, 2023. Over three weeks, the team conducted rapid preliminary screenings for 300 patients within just three days. Following this, they accomplished a remarkable total of 291 surgeries over the subsequent eight days, leaving an impact through nearly 750 clinic appointments. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kelsey Martinez)


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