Pakistani doctors visiting Kabul offer free eye care

ByMartha R. Camara

Aug 2, 2022

Dozens of eye patients at a Kabul hospital are seeking eye treatment and say they want to go home with “bright eyes”.

A team of twelve Pakistani doctors came to Kabul to treat eye patients.

Noor Hospital officials said 500 patients will be treated during the four days of free treatment.

“There are 12 doctors, all of them are professionals, they will do 500 eye operations for free in four days, and most of these operations will be PICO operations,” said Dr. Zaher Gul Zadran, head of Noor Hospital. often used for cataracts.

The patients who came to the hospital appreciated the four days of free treatment.

“Most people are blind because of poverty, and they are here for treatment,” said Qodos Khan, a resident of Khost.

We are so happy for the hospital and for these Pakistani doctors,” Kabul resident Pashtun said.

Pakistani doctors say that in addition to performing operations, they will collaborate with Afghan doctors and provide education.

“We expect doctors to learn very quickly, and soon it will be when doctors can do these operations on their own,” said Naser Ahmad, a Pakistani doctor.

Afghan ophthalmologists say most people lose their sight with advancing age and some due to physical injuries.