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Limón's massive eye surgery campaign begins

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Published on Wednesday, May 22, 2024
By the A.M. Costa Rica staff

Social Security launched a massive eye surgery campaign to take place at
the Guapiles Canton public hospital in Limón Province.

The campaign began this week and is scheduled from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. The staff's goal is to provide care to a minimum of 340 patients living in Guapiles.

The massive eye surgery campaign includes low-risk surgeries that can be performed on the same day such as cataracts, pterygium and oculoplastic. After the surgery, patients will receive medications on the same day and be taken to recover at home.

Some of the advantages of low-risk surgeries are fast visual recovery, decreased discomfort and reduced number of post-operative visits.

Hospital staff will contact patients based on the information they provided during registration to arrange medical consultations.

However, residents of these zones, including foreign residents with DIMEX cards, can obtain additional information about the medical campaign by visiting the hospital information front desk.

This is one of many mass medical services campaigns launched by public institutions this year. Recently, the University of Costa Rica's Medical School held a free healthcare fair for Bataan District residents in Limón Province.

Additionally, Social Security and doctors from the University of Toronto launched a massive campaign for eye surgeries at the Monseñor Sanabria public hospital in Puntarenas Province.

What other mass medical services campaign should Social Security launch?
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