Clinic Blog: 2012 Walking Shield Clinic Blog
February 28, 2012
1st Day of Clinic
We loaded up the vans and headed to clinic. We are a team of many veterans and a couple newbies all excited to get started. There were several amazing stories today here are a couple.
An elderly lady came into clinic today in a wheelchair and was unable to get close enough to the NCT (tonometry) machine that measures the pressure in your eyes. Dr. Noel Henry decided to hold the NCT on his lap while Shannon and Steve pushed the buttons. Working as a team they were able to get an accurate reading on her.
John Kennedy and is son came in today. John was born on the reservation and does not have a birth certificate. He thinks he is about 93 years old. John had cataract surgery and has aphakia (no lens implants) and has never had glasses. We are going to try and get the lenses needed to be able to make a pair of glasses for him.
Today was a great day we saw a total of 73 patients and completed 58 pairs of glasses in the lab. Tomorrow about 200 children are coming to the clinic. Will be back with more stories and a little history of the tribes we are serving tomorrow.