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Mercy Ships Surgeon Addresses Blindness Through Sutureless Technique
Date:10/4/2009

eye care services on an equal basis. World Sight Day is observed around the world by partners involved in preventing visual impairment or restoring sight. It is also the main advocacy event for the prevention of blindness and for "Vision 2020: The Right to Sight," a global effort to prevent blindness, created by WHO and the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness.
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About Mercy Ships:
Mercy Ships uses hospital ships to deliver free, world-class health care services to those without access in the developing world. Founded in 1978 by Don and Deyon Stephens, Mercy Ships has worked in more than 70 countries, providing services valued at more than $748 million, directly impacting more than 2.16 million beneficiaries. More than 1200 crew worldwide, representing more than 40 nations, are joined each year by 2000 short-term volunteers. Professionals including surgeons, dentists, nurses, health care trainers, teachers, cooks, seamen, engineers, and agriculturalists donate their time and skills to the effort. For more information or to make a donation, click on www.mercyships.org.

Interviews with Mercy Ships Eye Team crew members can be arranged on request. Hi-res photos and general Mercy Ships broadcast footage clips are available for download at www.mercyshipsnews.org following a short online registration.

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