Kaiser offers screenings for free cataract surgeries

03/24/2013 12:00 AM

03/24/2013 7:51 AM

Kaiser Permanente physicians and staff members in Sacramento will offer screenings April 13 for area residents who may be eligible for free cataract surgeries.

The screenings, available by appointment, will be held at Kaiser's Point West Medical Offices, 1650 Response Road, Sacramento.

This is the 18th consecutive year in which surgeries have been offered as part of Mission Cataract USA.

Participating doctors provide the sight-restoring procedure to hundreds of people across the nation who have no health insurance and can't afford the operation, according to a Kaiser Permanente news release.

Kaiser physicians and staff members will perform as many as 20 free cataract surgeries on eligible individuals in early May.

Screening appointments can be made through April 5 or until the slots are filled, whichever comes first.

To sign up for the screening, or to request more information, call (916) 973-7159.

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