Academic journal article Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness

Ophthalmologists Restore Sight to over 200 Sudanese

Academic journal article Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness

Ophthalmologists Restore Sight to over 200 Sudanese

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A medical team from the John A. Moran Eye Center recently returned from the remote region of Duk Payeul in South Sudan, Africa, after restoring sight to more than 200 individuals with conditions such as trachoma, cataracts, and glaucoma. They worked in a tiny village in South Sudan, a part of the world ravaged by tribal conflict, civil war, and astonishing levels of blindness. "This was actually our third attempt to go into this region. Twice we were turned back because of violence," said Dr. Alan Crandall, an ophthalmologist for the John A. Moran Eye Center at the University of Utah. The rest of the team included Drs. Geoffrey Tabin and Lloyd Williams and technician Julie Crandall from the Moran Eye Center, as well as Drs. Roger Furlong and Dave Reed.

Due to poor water quality, malnutrition, high ultraviolet radiation, and lack of medical treatment, Duk Payeul has one of the highest rates of blindness in the world. The team worked out of the Lost Boys Clinic, the only medical facility in the region. …

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