Mission Hospital and AccessOC Bring Positive Change to Patients
Mission Hospital Laguna Beach Eye Surgery Saturday
In partnership with AccessOC, Mission Hospital Laguna Beach provided 16
pterygium and cataract eye surgeries to low income patients on Saturday,
One patient that received surgery was Araceli. Araceli suffered with a
left eye nasal pterygium for three years which is commonly referred to
as a benign growth of the conjunctiva, and grows from the nasal side of
the eye. This condition affected Araceli with many daily life tasks, such
as driving and working, when her vision became obstructed due to irritation
and redness. Araceli was seen at her local clinic, Camino Health Center,
where she was diagnosed with pterygium. Due to lack of insurance and financial
resources, Araceli was referred to AccessOC who scheduled her to see Dr.
Faris Ghosheh who performed her surgery.
We thank AccessOC for the sacred opportunity to extend our mission of continually
improving the health and quality of life of the people in our community.
We also thank our hardworking physicians, nurses, techs and interpreters
that contributed to the success of this day.