Oxen are valuable animals, especially in the Andes, where they often replace tractors on steep mountainsides. When they get angry, however, they can become quite dangerous. In a village near Curahuasi, an ox gored a Quechua Indian’s eye.
Using a surgical microscope, ophthalmologist Dr. Ursula Buck explored the wound and fixed the torn conjunctiva. This was the first procedure with the new device, donated by the Haag-Streit company.
Congratulations to our ophthalmologist as well as nurses Claudia Nickel, Silva Escalante and Leo Huaman, who also worked in the OR. Photos by Debora de Haan.