Foundation "Caritas de Puebla" in partnership with the "Hospital de la Luz", will conduct days of assessment to the population of the City of Puebla (Mexico) to detect visual problems, especially cataract. It is expected to detect between 250 and 300 patients, which will be operated to restore their sight. The commitment of "Caritas Puebla" is to take the patients to be operated free of charge and this includes: Valuation, transfer (round trip), accommodation and meals.
It is estimated that in Mexico there are 600 thousand blind patients per year and 60% of them are cataracts and that more than 50% are in adults over 65 years. The cataract, by causing blindness, destabilizes not only those who suffer it, but also their family, social and work environment. The patient, when he stops working for himself and does not become productive, becomes a social burden and is dependent on others people to continue with their life
"Caritas Puebla" will detect in the population of Puebla and its surroundings who have visual problems and specifically Cataract and will invite them to be operated. A team of ophthalmologists, optometrists, nurse and technicians of the "Hospital de la Luz" located in the capital of Mexico, will move to Puebla to assess the patients. Later, "Caritas Puebla" will have to transfer patients to the capital of Mexico to be operated, this includes: transfer (round trip), food and lodging.
Upon regaining sight, patients recover self-confidence, their self-esteem rises and they become more friendly and happy. They return to being productive and that benefits their family because it contributes to the expense; In short, he recovers his family, social and work life.
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).