Congenital Cataract Surgery To Be Performed In St. Kitts – Nevis

History Making Surgery To Be Perfomed In The Federation
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History Making Surgery To Be Perfomed In The Federation

Basseterre, St. Kitts – Nevis
September 22, 2009 (CUOPM)

The history making congenital cataract surgery which was scheduled for Wednesday at the Joseph N. France General Hospital has been rescheduled to early next month.

The surgery is to be performed on a one-year old Nevisian child.

Professor Francesca Nunez Ordonez, resident Cuban eye surgeon at the Ophthalmology Clinic at the Joseph N. France General Hospital on St. Kitts will perform the operation with the assistance of the local nursing team of Assistant Nurse Manager, Sandra Williams; Staff Nurse Louise Morris and Nursing Assistant, Juliette Caines.

The surgery is to last at least two hours and will be performed on both eyes.

Congenital refers to diseases or problems with the body that are present at birth. Congenital problems are commonly referred to as “birth defects.”  These problems may be genetic, caused by difficulties during pregnancy or the cause may not be known. Congenital problems can range from very minor to severe and life-threatening.  A congenital problem is the opposite of an acquired problem, which occurs with aging, repetitive use, lifestyle issues or injury.

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