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Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Free Cataract Surgery

This is me and mom last January in Divine Mercy Hill. The purpose of the shot is to capture the background view facing the Statue of the Divine Mercy. We are actually standing on the top steps beside the outdoor altar. The background area is intended for participants , devotees and guests who come to praise and witness the Religious Celebration. As you can see it, the landscaping is very bare. That was 10 months ago. My mom and I visit that place every first Friday of the month together with other members of the Divine Mercy Group, La Buena Vida Chapter. We take turns to donate for the gas and pay our shuttle driver. On this very day, our main petition and prayers is for my mother's successful cataract operation. She was being diagnosed of having cataract in both eyes two years ago. But the doctor can't proceed the operation because of her High Blood Pressure. Second main problem was, the health insurance I got for her told me she is no longer covered because she belongs now to a senior citizen category. I was devastated and nowhere to turn to. Tough times indeed! It maybe just a simple cataract operation but we need at that time 20,000 pesos. So, i tried looking for an organization that could give her free cataract surgery. I did all the means of looking using the Internet and connection in medical community. Blessing in disguise, our City Government offered free surgery for senior citizens at that time and cataract surgery is included in that project. Praise to God really because I only spent the amount of eyeglass for shielding her eyes after operation. Sad to note though, my mom's one eye is totally blind after the operation last February because of Hyphema and she refused to have another surgery.

In the US however, Cataract Free America is just a click away for those American Senior Citizen. It is a nonprofit organization that arranges for eligible seniors to get free cataract surgery. Since Cataract is the world's leading cause of correctable blindness affecting millions of people each year Cataract Free America is there to facilitate referral to health care professionals who then will provide cataract surgery for free or with no expense for the seniors. Their mission is to make America Cataract Free; educate the public about cataracts; facilitate No Out-of-Pocket Expense and Free Cataract Surgery With Medicare Providers and inform the Public About Availability of No Out-of-Pocket Expense and Free Cataract Surgery. The surgery can be free because some highly qualified medical health care professionals throughout the United States have agreed to donate cataract related services to patients who have delayed needed cataract surgery because of the $3,000 to $600 out-of-pocket expense. That includes a comprehensive medical eye exam, new prescription for eye glasses, testing for cataracts and their effect on vision, conventional cataract surgery, laser cataract surgery, and normal follow-up care, all as required. Benefits may apply even if the patient has Medicare and a supplemental insurance plan. The services are provided free IF the eligible patient has no insurance and inability to pay. That is good news right? Services are provided with no out-of-pocket expense if the eligible patient has Medicare and limited ability to pay Medicare's normal 20% co-payment. Eligibility requirements must be met and some benefits are limited. All health care professionals must meet specific professional requirements. Thus, American Senior Citizen has better options in Cataract Problems. For more information just visit Cataract Free America and please don't delay your cataract problem.

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