Hundreds of people travel to the missions each year for desperately needed surgeries and treatment.
New York, NY (August 2010) -- Douglas F. Buxton, MD, ophthalmologist specializing in cornea and external diseases, will be part of the International Eye Volunteers two-week medical mission to the Zimba Eye Clinic in the African nation of Zambia.
A team of doctors and nurses will evaluate patients with infections, chronic and degenerative diseases, and trauma as well as perform surgeries such as cataract / implant procedures and corneal transplants. They expect to treat literally hundreds of indigent citizens who would otherwise develop blindness or remain blind due to lack of access to appropriate care.
For information about the Zimba Project, contact the Buxton Eye Surgical Practice at 212-979-4410.
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