You're Never Be Too Old for Cataract Surgery
Binghamton cataract surgeon Dr. Daniel Sambursky wants to commend the members of his profession who recently commemorated October as Eye Care Awareness Month by providing cataract surgery free-of-charge to a dozen elderly and underserved patients in South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal region — including 102-year Nomanhlanhla Hadebe.
“My grandmother has said repeatedly over the past few years that she wants to be able to see her grandchildren and the world around her once more,” the woman’s granddaughter, Busisiwe Mabaso, told health24.com. “Now her dream has come true and she is overjoyed to be seeing again.”
Mrs. Hadebe’s cataract surgery was performed by Dr. Malcolm Carey at Netcare Alberlito Hospital in Ballito, South Africa. This ophthalmologist reports that cataract blindness is nearing troubling proportions there because wait-lists for cataract surgery tend to be long, and many rural people may not know that their blindness is curable.
“A person’s sight can be restored along with their ability to engage in simple pleasures such as reading, writing, making coffee and cooking food,” Dr. Carey says. “More than this, the patient’s independence is given back to them, which is extraordinarily powerful.”
Like Dr. Sambursky, this international doctor also takes great pleasure from performing cataract surgeries because the procedure goes a long way toward improving a patient’s quality of life.
If you live in or near Binghamton, New York and suffer from diminished vision due to cataracts, please contact Dr. Sambursky’s office today online or by telephone to schedule your consultation with our cataract surgeon: 877-333-0700.
“I feel like I have a huge weight lifted off me now that I don't have to wear contacts or glasses.”
HEATHER HEGEDUS, NEWS CHANNEL 34