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Noor Dubai holds eye camp in Ethiopia.

Summary: The Noor Dubai Foundation recently conducted its first mobile eye camp for the year in Axum, Ethiopia.

The Noor Dubai Foundation recently conducted its first mobile eye camp for the year in Axum, Ethiopia.

The camp, conveniently located in the historic city of the Tigray region, was held from February 18 to 24. It was supported by the Dubai Islamic Foundation and conducted in collaboration with local authorities and Al Basar Foundation.

More than 7,000 patients were examined for visual impairment and 276 were admitted to the camp for sight saving surgery. Most patients were treated for cataract extraction and intraocular lens implantation. On February 20, a team of ophthalmologists visited the city Adet to screen and treat more locals.

Eissa Al Maidoor, Chairman of the Noor Dubai Foundation, said: "The six-day series of intensive operations to cure blindness in people suffering from cataracts and other causes of reversible blindness in Ethiopia was conducted successfully due to the efforts of the Noor Dubai team who shall visit Axum again on April 8 to re-evaluate the outcome of surgeries and success of treatment."

The Noor Dubai medical team consisted of five ophthalmology specialists and seven ophthalmic technicians who were joined by volunteers from the Axum health centre as well as volunteers from the Dubai Health Authority.

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Publication:Khaleej Times (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)
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Date:Mar 1, 2013
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