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Cuban Doctors Administer Two Thousand Eye Surgeries in Paraguay

Asunción, December 2 (RHC)-- The Cuban medical brigade offering services in Asunción, Paraguay, has administered over 2,000 eye surgeries this year as its members prepare for the first Cuba-Paraguay Joint Scientific Conference underway this week.

The Cuban doctors who work in the locality of Maria Auxiliadora in the Department of Itapúa, over 430 kilometers from the capital city, have improved or returned the sight of many poor Paraguayans.

The joint scientific conference, set to take place on December 6th, will be attended by experts, local government authorities and territorial coordinators of the medical program along with Havana's ambassador to Asuncion, Juan Domingo.

The program includes presentations on issues related to experiences on the application of eye-treatment procedures. The head of the Cuban medical mission in Paraguay, Doctor Carlos Alberto, will open the forum, which will also present the Cuban strategy to prevent blindness and other eye conditions in Latin America.

The Cuban eye-surgery program known as Operation Miracle, its results and benefits will also be high on the forum´s agenda.

The forum will be held at the Cuba Center and is considered to be an important initiative to boost bilateral cooperation between specialists from the two countries.

Edited by Ivan Martínez
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