Operation Sight Day Restores Vision for 10 Utahns in Need

Jun 05, 2019 10:30 AM


Letyesus was first screened through the Maliheh Clinic where physicians referred her for surgery to remove cataracts in both eyes. She had one cataract removed at Moran’s January 2019 Operation Sight Day, pictured, and returned to have the second one removed at the June 1 event.
Letyesus was first screened through the Maliheh Clinic where physicians referred her for surgery to remove cataracts in both eyes. She had one cataract removed at Moran’s January 2019 Operation Sight Day, pictured, and returned to have the second one removed at the June 1 event.
Letyesus was first screened through the Maliheh Clinic where physicians referred her for surgery to remove cataracts in both eyes. She had one cataract removed at Moran’s January 2019 Operation Sight Day, pictured, and returned to have the second one removed at the June 1 event.

Physicians from the John A. Moran Eye Center at the University of Utah provided free cataract surgeries to refugees resettled in Utah, the homeless, and low-income, uninsured residents as part of Moran’s Operation Sight Day held June 1.

Doctors identified 10 Operation Sight patients through charitable health clinics, including the Fourth Street Clinic, Moran’s Refugee Eye Care Clinic, and Salt Lake City’s Project Homeless Connect.

Operation Sight is just one of several local outreach efforts by Moran’s Global Outreach Division and is made possible thanks to Grandeur Peak Global Advisors of Salt Lake City, presenting sponsor for 2019.

Moran Eye Center physicians volunteering their time were Alan S. Crandall, MD; Nick Mamalis, MD; Christina Mamalis, MD; and Christopher Ricks, MD. They were assisted by volunteer technicians, nurses, and other personnel.

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