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Blind boy sees light after operation

Update: November, 09/2013 - 09:01

BAC LIEU (VNS)  — A boy in the Mekong Delta's Bac Lieu Province has been able to perceive light after being blind for five years.

The news was announced by doctor Huynh Thanh Tuan, deputy dean of the department of ophthalmology of Bac Lieu Hospital.

The patient, Vo Van Khiem, became blind when he was in grade three. Despite undergoing treatment in many hospitals, his condition persisted.

The operation cost VND6 million (US$282), however, the fee was subsidised by the patient's health insurance. The department's doctors also partly contributed to other cost. — VNS

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