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RTXPQ77
Free Cataract Surgery for The Poor - 17 Oct 2009
Free Cataract Surgery for The Poor - 17 Oct 2009
INDONESIA/
RTXPQ2U
October 17, 2009
A paramedic (L) helps a woman remove her smock gown after a cataract surgery at Qadr hospital's operation...
Tangerang, Indonesia
A paramedic helps a woman remove her smock gown after a cataract surgery at Qadr hospital's operation...
A paramedic (L) helps a woman remove her smock gown after a cataract surgery at Qadr hospital's operation room in Tangerang, Indonesia's Banten province, October 17, 2009. A total of 67 villagers received new lenses for their eyes as part of a joint initiative by the Indonesian Lions Club Foundation and the Indonesian Eye Specialists Association (Perdami)
offering free cataract surgery for the poor. Indonesia has the highest record of blindness in Asia, with around four million visually-impaired people, according to a Perdami official. A cataract operation costs between 5 million to 10 million Indonesian rupiah ($500 to $1000) and the initiative helps conduct cataract surgery for those who are not able to afford medical treatment. REUTERS/Beawiharta (INDONESIA SOCIETY HEALTH)
INDONESIA/
RTXPQ33
October 17, 2009
A box of new lenses is seen near a patient's feet as others wait for their turn to undergo cataract operations...
Tangerang, Indonesia
A box of new lenses is seen near a patient's feet as others wait for their turn to undergo cataract operations...
A box of new lenses is seen near a patient's feet as others wait for their turn to undergo cataract operations at Qadr hospital's operation room in Tangerang, Indonesia's Banten province, October 17, 2009. A total of 67 villagers received new lenses for their eyes as part of a joint initiative by the Indonesian Lions Club Foundation and the Indonesian Eye Specialists Association (perdami) offering free cataract surgery for the poor. Indonesia has the highest record of blindness in Asia, with around four million visually-impaired people, according to a Perdami official. A cataract operation costs between 5 million to 10 million Indonesian rupiah ($500 to $1000) and the initiative helps conduct cataract surgery for those who are not able to afford medical treatment. REUTERS/Beawiharta (INDONESIA SOCIETY HEALTH)
INDONESIA/
RTXPQ32
October 17, 2009
A paramedic walks past villagers waiting for their cataract operations at Qadr hospital's operation room...
Tangerang, Indonesia
A paramedic walks past villagers waiting for their cataract operations at Qadr hospital's operation room...
A paramedic walks past villagers waiting for their cataract operations at Qadr hospital's operation room in Tangerang, Indonesia's Banten province, October 17, 2009. A total of 67 villagers received new lenses for their eyes as part of a joint initiative by the Indonesian Lions Club Foundation and the Indonesian Eye Specialists Association (perdami) offering free cataract surgery for the poor. Indonesia has the highest record of blindness in Asia, with around four million visually-impaired people, according to a Perdami official. A cataract operation costs between 5 million to 10 million Indonesian rupiah ($500 to $1000) and the initiative helps conduct cataract surgery for those who are not able to afford medical treatment. REUTERS/Beawiharta (INDONESIA SOCIETY HEALTH)
INDONESIA/
RTXPQ34
October 17, 2009
A doctor conducts a cataract operation at Qadr hospital's operation room in Tangerang, Indonesia's Banten...
Tangerang, Indonesia
A doctor conducts a cataract operation at Qadr hospital's operation room in Tangerang
A doctor conducts a cataract operation at Qadr hospital's operation room in Tangerang, Indonesia's Banten province, October 17, 2009. A total of 67 villagers received new lenses for their eyes as part of a joint initiative by the Indonesian Lions Club Foundation and the Indonesian Eye Specialists Association (perdami) offering free cataract surgery for the poor. Indonesia has the highest record of blindness in Asia, with around four million visually-impaired people, according to a Perdami official. A cataract operation costs between 5 million to 10 million Indonesian rupiah ($500 to $1000) and the initiative helps conduct cataract surgery for those who are not able to afford medical treatment. REUTERS/Beawiharta (INDONESIA SOCIETY HEALTH)
INDONESIA/
RTXPQ2W
October 17, 2009
A doctor attaches a new lens onto an eye during a cataract surgery at Qadr hospital's operation room...
Tangerang, Indonesia
A doctor attaches a new lens onto an eye during a cataract surgery at Qadr hospital's operation room...
A doctor attaches a new lens onto an eye during a cataract surgery at Qadr hospital's operation room in Tangerang, Indonesia's Banten province, October 17, 2009. A total of 67 villagers received new lenses for their eyes as part of a joint initiative by the Indonesian Lions Club Foundation and the Indonesian Eye Specialists Association (Perdami)
offering free cataract surgery for the poor. Indonesia has the highest record of blindness in Asia, with around four million visually-impaired people, according to a Perdami official. A cataract operation costs between 5 million to 10 million Indonesian rupiah ($500 to $1000) and the initiative helps conduct cataract surgery for those who are not able to afford medical treatment. REUTERS/Beawiharta (INDONESIA SOCIETY HEALTH)
INDONESIA/
RTXPQ30
October 17, 2009
A woman takes a rest after a cataract operation at Qadr hospital in Tangerang, Indonesia's Banten province,...
Tangerang, Indonesia
A woman takes a rest after a cataract operation at Qadr hospital in Tangerang
A woman takes a rest after a cataract operation at Qadr hospital in Tangerang, Indonesia's Banten province, October 17, 2009. A total of 67 villagers received new lenses for their eyes as part of a joint initiative by the Indonesian Lions Club Foundation and the Indonesian Eye Specialists Association (perdami) offering free cataract surgery for the poor. Indonesia has the highest record of blindness in Asia, with around four million visually-impaired people, according to a Perdami official. A cataract operation costs between 5 million to 10 million Indonesian rupiah ($500 to $1000) and the initiative helps conduct cataract surgery for those who are not able to afford medical treatment. REUTERS/Beawiharta (INDONESIA SOCIETY HEALTH)
INDONESIA/
RTXPQ31
October 17, 2009
Doctors conduct cataract surgeries at Qadr hospital's operation room in Tangerang, Indonesia's Banten...
Tangerang, Indonesia
Doctors conduct cataract surgeries at Qadr hospital's operation room in Tangerang
Doctors conduct cataract surgeries at Qadr hospital's operation room in Tangerang, Indonesia's Banten province, October 17, 2009. A total of 67 villagers received new lenses for their eyes as part of a joint initiative by the Indonesian Lions Club Foundation and the Indonesian Eye Specialists Association (perdami) offering free cataract surgery for the poor. Indonesia has the highest record of blindness in Asia, with around four million visually-impaired people, according to a Perdami official. A cataract operation costs between 5 million to 10 million Indonesian rupiah ($500 to $1000) and the initiative helps conduct cataract surgery for those who are not able to afford medical treatment. REUTERS/Beawiharta (INDONESIA SOCIETY HEALTH)
INDONESIA/
RTXPQ3E
October 17, 2009
A box of new lenses is seen near a patient's feet during a cataract operation at Qadr hospital's operation...
Tangerang, Indonesia
A box of new lenses is seen near a patient's feet during a cataract operation at Qadr hospital's operation...
A box of new lenses is seen near a patient's feet during a cataract operation at Qadr hospital's operation room in Tangerang, Indonesia's Banten province, October 17, 2009. A total of 67 villagers received new lenses for their eyes as part of a joint initiative by the Indonesian Lions Club Foundation and the Indonesian Eye Specialists Association (perdami) offering free cataract surgery for the poor. Indonesia has the highest record of blindness in Asia, with around four million visually-impaired people, according to a Perdami official. A cataract operation costs between 5 million to 10 million Indonesian rupiah ($500 to $1000) and the initiative helps conduct cataract surgery for those who are not able to afford medical treatment. REUTERS/Beawiharta (INDONESIA SOCIETY HEALTH)
INDONESIA/
RTXPQ35
October 17, 2009
A boy takes a rest after a cataract operation at Qadr hospital in Tangerang, Indonesia's Banten province,...
Tangerang, Indonesia
A boy takes a rest after a cataract operation at Qadr hospital in Tangerang
A boy takes a rest after a cataract operation at Qadr hospital in Tangerang, Indonesia's Banten province, October 17, 2009. A total of 67 villagers received new lenses for their eyes as part of a joint initiative by the Indonesian Lions Club Foundation and the Indonesian Eye Specialists Association (perdami) offering free cataract surgery for the poor. Indonesia has the highest record of blindness in Asia, with around four million visually-impaired people, according to a Perdami official. A cataract operation costs between 5 million to 10 million Indonesian rupiah ($500 to $1000) and the initiative helps conduct cataract surgery for those who are not able to afford medical treatment. REUTERS/Beawiharta (INDONESIA SOCIETY HEALTH)
INDONESIA/
RTXPQ3D
October 17, 2009
A man helps his wife walk after her cataract surgery at Qadr hospital's operation room in Tangerang,...
Tangerang, Indonesia
A man helps his wife walk after her cataract surgery at Qadr hospital's operation room in Tangerang
A man helps his wife walk after her cataract surgery at Qadr hospital's operation room in Tangerang, Indonesia's Banten province, October 17, 2009. A total of 67 villagers received new lenses for their eyes as part of a joint initiative by the Indonesian Lions Club Foundation and the Indonesian Eye Specialists Association (perdami) offering free cataract surgery for the poor. Indonesia has the highest record of blindness in Asia, with around four million visually-impaired people, according to a Perdami official. A cataract operation costs between 5 million to 10 million Indonesian rupiah ($500 to $1000) and the initiative helps conduct cataract surgery for those who are not able to afford medical treatment. REUTERS/Beawiharta (INDONESIA SOCIETY HEALTH)
INDONESIA/
RTXPOVV
October 16, 2009
An elderly man has his eye examined by a paramedic, as part of a joint initiative by the Indonesian Lions...
Tangerang, Indonesia
An elderly man has his eye examined by a paramedic as part of a joint initiative offering free cataract...
An elderly man has his eye examined by a paramedic, as part of a joint initiative by the Indonesian Lions Club Foundation and the Indonesian Eye Specialists Association (Perdami) offering free cataract surgery for the poor, at Qdar hospital in Tangerang, Indonesia's Banten province, October 16, 2009. Indonesia has the highest record of blindness in Asia, with around 4 million visually-impaired people, according to a Perdami official. A cataract operation costs between 5 million to 10 million Indonesian rupiah ($500 to $1000) and the initiative helps conduct cataract surgery for those who are not able to afford medical treatment. REUTERS/Beawiharta (INDONESIA HEALTH SOCIETY)
INDONESIA/
RTXPOVN
October 16, 2009
A woman watches a paramedic examining the eye of another patient, as part of a joint initiative by the...
Tangerang, Indonesia
A woman watches a paramedic examining the eye of another patient as part of an initiative offering free...
A woman watches a paramedic examining the eye of another patient, as part of a joint initiative by the Indonesian Lions Club Foundation and the Indonesian Eye Specialists Association (Perdami) offering free cataract surgery for the poor, at Qdar hospital in Tangerang, Indonesia's Banten province, October 16, 2009. Indonesia has the highest record of blindness in Asia, with around 4 million visually-impaired people, according to a Perdami official. A cataract operation costs between 5 million to 10 million Indonesian rupiah ($500 to $1000) and the initiative helps conduct cataract surgery for those who are not able to afford medical treatment. The plaster on the forehead indicates which eye requires the operation. REUTERS/Beawiharta (INDONESIA HEALTH SOCIETY)
INDONESIA/
RTXPOUY
October 16, 2009
A man has his eye examined by a paramedic, as part of a joint initiative by the Indonesian Lions Club...
Tangerang, Indonesia
A man has his eye examined by a paramedic as part of a joint initiative offering free cataract surgery...
A man has his eye examined by a paramedic, as part of a joint initiative by the Indonesian Lions Club Foundation and the Indonesian Eye Specialists Association (Perdami) offering free cataract surgery for the poor, at Qdar hospital in Tangerang, Indonesia's Banten province, October 16, 2009. Indonesia has the highest record of blindness in Asia, with around 4 million visually-impaired people, according to a Perdami official. A cataract operation costs between 5 million to 10 million Indonesian rupiah ($500 to $1000) and the initiative helps conduct cataract surgery for those who are not able to afford medical treatment. REUTERS/Beawiharta (INDONESIA HEALTH SOCIETY)
INDONESIA/
RTXPOV5
October 16, 2009
A woman due for cataract surgery has her eyelashes trimmed by a paramedic, as part of a joint initiative...
Tangerang, Indonesia
A woman due for cataract surgery has her eyelashes trimmed by a paramedic as part of an initiative offering...
A woman due for cataract surgery has her eyelashes trimmed by a paramedic, as part of a joint initiative by the Indonesian Lions Club Foundation and the Indonesian Eye Specialists Association (Perdami) offering free cataract surgery for the poor, at Qdar hospital in Tangerang, Indonesia's Banten province, October 16, 2009. Indonesia has the highest record of blindness in Asia, with around 4 million visually-impaired people, according to a Perdami official. A cataract operation costs between 5 million to 10 million Indonesian rupiah ($500 to $1000) and the initiative helps conduct cataract surgery for those who are not able to afford medical treatment. REUTERS/Beawiharta (INDONESIA HEALTH SOCIETY)
INDONESIA/
RTXPOV4
October 16, 2009
A woman has her eye examined by a paramedic, as part of a joint initiative by the Indonesian Lions Club...
Tangerang, Indonesia
A woman has her eye examined by a paramedic as part of an initiative offering free cataract surgery for...
A woman has her eye examined by a paramedic, as part of a joint initiative by the Indonesian Lions Club Foundation and the Indonesian Eye Specialists Association (Perdami) offering free cataract surgery for the poor, at Qdar hospital in Tangerang, Indonesia's Banten province, October 16, 2009. Indonesia has the highest record of blindness in Asia, with around 4 million visually-impaired people, according to a Perdami official. A cataract operation costs between 5 million to 10 million Indonesian rupiah ($500 to $1000) and the initiative helps conduct cataract surgery for those who are not able to afford medical treatment. REUTERS/Beawiharta (INDONESIA HEALTH SOCIETY)
INDONESIA/
RTXPQ3F
October 17, 2009
Doctors conduct cataract surgeries at Qadr hospital's operation room in Tangerang, Indonesia's Banten...
Tangerang, Indonesia
Doctors conduct cataract surgeries at Qadr hospital's operation room in Tangerang
Doctors conduct cataract surgeries at Qadr hospital's operation room in Tangerang, Indonesia's Banten province, October 17, 2009. A total of 67 villagers received new lenses for their eyes as part of a joint initiative by the Indonesian Lions Club Foundation and the Indonesian Eye Specialists Association (perdami) offering free cataract surgery for the poor. Indonesia has the highest record of blindness in Asia, with around four million visually-impaired people, according to a Perdami official. A cataract operation costs between 5 million to 10 million Indonesian rupiah ($500 to $1000) and the initiative helps conduct cataract surgery for those who are not able to afford medical treatment. REUTERS/Beawiharta (INDONESIA SOCIETY HEALTH)
INDONESIA/
RTXPQ2Z
October 17, 2009
A paramedic assists a villager after a cataract operation at Qadr hospital's operation room in Tangerang,...
Tangerang, Indonesia
A paramedic assists a villager after a cataract operation at Qadr hospital's operation room in Tangerang...
A paramedic assists a villager after a cataract operation at Qadr hospital's operation room in Tangerang, Indonesia's Banten province, October 17, 2009. A total of 67 villagers received new lenses for their eyes as part of a joint initiative by the Indonesian Lions Club Foundation and the Indonesian Eye Specialists Association (perdami) offering free cataract surgery for the poor. Indonesia has the highest record of blindness in Asia, with around four million visually-impaired people, according to a Perdami official. A cataract operation costs between 5 million to 10 million Indonesian rupiah ($500 to $1000) and the initiative helps conduct cataract surgery for those who are not able to afford medical treatment. REUTERS/Beawiharta (INDONESIA SOCIETY HEALTH)
INDONESIA/
RTXPOVU
October 16, 2009
People wait to have their eyes examined, as part of a joint initiative by the Indonesian Lions Club Foundation...
Tangerang, Indonesia
People wait to have their eyes examined as part of an initiative offering free cataract surgery for the...
People wait to have their eyes examined, as part of a joint initiative by the Indonesian Lions Club Foundation and the Indonesian Eye Specialists Association (Perdami) offering free cataract surgery for the poor, at Qdar hospital in Tangerang, Indonesia's Banten province, October 16, 2009. Indonesia has the highest record of blindness in Asia, with around 4 million visually-impaired people, according to a Perdami official. A cataract operation costs between 5 million to 10 million Indonesian rupiah ($500 to $1000) and the initiative helps conduct cataract surgery for those who are not able to afford medical treatment. The plasters on their forehead indicate which eye requires the operation. REUTERS/Beawiharta (INDONESIA HEALTH SOCIETY)
INDONESIA/
RTXPQ3C
October 17, 2009
A woman takes a rest after her cataract operation at Qadr hospital in Tangerang, Indonesia's Banten province,...
Tangerang, Indonesia
A woman takes a rest after her cataract operation at Qadr hospital in Tangerang
A woman takes a rest after her cataract operation at Qadr hospital in Tangerang, Indonesia's Banten province, October 17, 2009. A total of 67 villagers received new lenses for their eyes as part of a joint initiative by the Indonesian Lions Club Foundation and the Indonesian Eye Specialists Association (perdami) offering free cataract surgery for the poor. Indonesia has the highest record of blindness in Asia, with around four million visually-impaired people, according to a Perdami official. A cataract operation costs between 5 million to 10 million Indonesian rupiah ($500 to $1000) and the initiative helps conduct cataract surgery for those who are not able to afford medical treatment. REUTERS/Beawiharta (INDONESIA SOCIETY HEALTH)
INDONESIA/
RTXPOVT
October 16, 2009
A woman looks on after having her eye examined, as part of a joint initiative by the Indonesian Lions...
Tangerang, Indonesia
A woman looks on after having her eye examined as part of an initiative offering free cataract surgery...
A woman looks on after having her eye examined, as part of a joint initiative by the Indonesian Lions Club Foundation and the Indonesian Eye Specialists Association (Perdami) offering free cataract surgery for the poor, at Qdar hospital in Tangerang, Indonesia's Banten province, October 16, 2009. Indonesia has the highest record of blindness in Asia, with around 4 million visually-impaired people, according to a Perdami official. A cataract operation costs between 5 million to 10 million Indonesian rupiah ($500 to $1000) and the initiative helps conduct cataract surgery for those who are not able to afford medical treatment. The plasters on the forehead indicates which eye requires the operation. REUTERS/Beawiharta (INDONESIA HEALTH SOCIETY)
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