In 2017, when Sameth was 10 years old he had an accident due to the explosion of an anti-personnel mine. This caused him several wounds to his body as well as full vision loss with his left eye, and part of his vision with his right eye.
For third year in a row, the Fundación Fernández-Vega (FFV) has travelled to Honduras to perform cataract surgeries, first cause of reversible blindness in the world, to local patients. Performing this surgery entails little complications in Spain but becomes really difficult in countries with limited resources.
The best ophthalmology, with the the utmost safety
Drs Beatriz and Andrés Fernández-Vega present their doctoral thesis obtaining the highest qualification.
The Fundación Fernández-Vega has collaborated with EDEA Camerún and Obra Social “La Caixa” to improve the quality of life of Fabrice Samuel Edwe, 16 years old, saving one of his two eyes that had been affected with glaucoma since he was born.
Profesor Luis Fernández-Vega receives the FENIN Award from the Minister of Health, María Luisa Carcedo.
The course on Cornea and Eye Surface meets health journalism at the Institute.
Several pterygium surgeries were performed, as well as an emergency surgery on a child due to severe corneal perforation
A team consisting in Drs Javier and Lucía Fernández-Vega and César Sierra, as well as optometrist Javier Lozano, together with Dr Javier’s wife, Mar Rodríguez and their daughter, María Fernández-Vega Rodríguez, who carried out intense welfare efforts, travelled for the ninth year in a row to the Asian country thanks to the collaboration the foundation maintains with Kike Figaredo, the Apostolic Prefect of Battambang.
Over 50 patients underwent surgery for severe cataracts and have recovered their eyesight
Thanks to the cooperation of the Asturian Jesuit Kike Figaredo the Fundación Fernández-Vega travelled for the eighth consecutive year to Cambodia to check the eyesight of over 500 individuals. “These check-ups are very important as a large part of academic failure is due to sight problems,” says Dr Parra, who participated in the initiative
One of the innovations of this trip was the visit to a camp for political refugees