Practice offers free surgery to financially burdened

January 25, 2012

This year’s Operation Eyesight will find the surgeons, physicians, anesthesiologists, and clinic professionals of Minnesota Eye Consultants donating their time and skills to perform eye surgery, at no cost, to patients from Minneapolis and St. Paul, MN, greater Minnesota, and Wisconsin on Feb. 4 and March 10.

Bloomington, MN-This year’s Operation Eyesight will find the surgeons, physicians, anesthesiologists, and clinic professionals of Minnesota Eye Consultants donating their time and skills to perform eye surgery, at no cost, to patients from Minneapolis and St. Paul, MN, greater Minnesota, and Wisconsin on Feb. 4 and March 10.

For the 10th consecutive year, the effort will address the urgent needs of patients facing financial burdens, unemployment, bankruptcy, or lack of insurance or disability benefits. This year, family, friends, and doctors referred more than 50 applicants to the program, more than any previous year. Ten to 20 of these patients were chosen to receive surgeries for cataract, glaucoma, or corneal transplants, as well as postoperative care for 6 months. All supplies, equipment, and medications are donated to the program.

Minnesota Eye Consultants volunteers from the practice’s Blaine, Gaylord, Maplewood, Minneapolis, Mora, New Prague, North Branch, Plymouth, and Prior Lakes locations will join staff at the Bloomington, MN, location, where the surgeries will occur.

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