Tears flow as 16-year-old girl sees light for the first time after 4 years of blindness

Tears flow as 16-year-old girl sees light for the first time after 4 years of blindness

- Leticia Vidza, a 16-year-old girl from Cape Coast has had her eyesight restored after 4 years of blindness

- This followed a 30-minute surgery by a joint team of American and Ghanaian eye specialists

- Vidza benefited from a free cataract surgery project between the Himataya Cataract Project (HCP) and the Ghana Health Service (GHS)

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A 16-year-old girl identified as Leticia Vidza from Cape Coast, Central region, who was compelled to curtail her education after she lost her sight four years ago has had her vision restored.

Leticia Vidza underwent a 30-minute surgery performed by a combined team of American and Ghanaian doctors to remove a cataract from both eyes at the Cape Coast Teaching Hospital (CCTH).

The 16-year-old girl benefited from eye specialists performing free eye operations on some 600 patients with eye defects.

Vidza could not hide her joy with tears running down her cheeks at seeing once again after the plasters were taken off.

The elated girl told the Ghana News Agency (GNA) she would immediately resume school to continue with her education.

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Tears flow as 16-year-old girl sees light after 4 years of blindness
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Vidza recounted her predicament while revealing it all started in school when suddenly she could not see from afar.

She revealed that her ''parents did their best, sending me to hospitals but my condition worsened until I went totally blind. I am very excited and I can’t wait to see my friends.''

The free cataract surgery initiative, is a joint programme between the Himataya Cataract Project (HCP), an American Non-Governmental Organisation, Ghana Health Service (GHS) and the CCTH is expected to benefit nearly 600 cataract patients in Cape Coast.

Dr Oscar Debrah, Country Representative of HCP, revealed more than 1,000 patients were screened in Cape Coast and its surrounding communities.

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