The Sitagu Asia Royal eye specialist team visited Maungtaw People’s Hospital in Rakhine State yesterday morning.
The eye specialist doctors provided medical treatment to patients in the region, some of whom had never received ophthalmic care previously.
“From 23 to 26, January 2018, we have provided special treatments to eye patients free of charge in Maungtaw region”, said Asia Royal Managing Director Dr. Myat Thu. “The team brings necessary equipment to the eye patients who are in need of treatment of their diseases. Prior to the surgeries, testing for cataracts, blood pressure, diabetes, infectious diseases and other diagnostic measures were done,” Dr. Myat Thu said. He added that patients who want to undergo eye treatment, have to register at the counter. “We have already performed operations on over 500 patients so far. We will see about 1,100 patients in the first two days”, he said. “Of the 1,100 patients seen so far, about 10 to 20 per cent of them will be found to need eye treatment and surgery. There are six eye specialists in our team, and I think about 100 patients are going to undergo surgery tomorrow”. “In 2002, Venerable Sitagu Sayadaw said he wanted to start giving medical treatment in Natmauk, Magway Region, and Panthanaw, Ayeyawady Region, the birthplaces of General Aung San and former UN Secretary General U Thant, respectively. Accordingly, we performed it, and our mission is gaining momentum. Medical treatments are being conducted in 32 townships in 14 regions and states.
We have been giving medical treatment to the eye patients for over 10 years, and we have cured 100,000 patients who regained their eyesight.”
Aung Ye Thwin