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A clinic in Marmont

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By Julie Megler Marmont, HAITI--Once again we found ourselves being tossed around like a bunch of hot potatoes in the back of the Medishare truck. We were accompanying Anna and Theresa, Medishare’s Cuban doctor and nurse, to the clinic in Marmont. We arrived to...

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Arriving in Thomonde

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By Julie Megler After a grueling three hours of waiting for a new part to fix a mechanical problem in our American Airlines flight from Ft. Lauderdale to Port Au Prince, and a short hour and twenty minute flight we found ourselves eagerly holding our passports...

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Saving sight

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By Jennifer Browning Marmont, HAITI--Twenty-seven-year-old Else Jean arrived with at friend at the clinic with a severe infection in the left eye and the right eye was starting to show signs of infection as well. Else said that her eye began bothering her five days ago...

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A moment in Marmont

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By Jennifer Browning Marmont, HAITI--A thin white film seems to coat two-year-old Kimberlee Pierre's eyes. She doesn't cry, she doesn't smile, she just stares into the space of the nothingness she experiences. Kimberlee was born this way and according to her mother she cannot...

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Busy day in Thomonde

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By Jennifer Browning Thomonde, HAITI-Leaving the SUVs behind today the Bascom Palmer group left the Project Medishare office at 8 a.m. and took a short walk to the hospital. It was a good opportunity for the medical team to get a glimpse of the town...

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Late nights in Casse

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Ted Leng examines one last patient at the clinic in Casse. The group had to finish their eye exams in darkness because in the majority of Haiti's central plateau there is no electricity. Leng is a second year resident at the Bascom Palmer Eye...

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Case study revisited

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By Jennifer Browning Casse, HAITI--Two-year-old Leo Yvenel was seen by Emory and Project Medishare's mobile clinic when they visited Casse three weeks ago. Leo was diagnosed with a retinoblastoma which is caused by a tumor which forms in the eye. His grandmother noticed the eye...

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