The Eye Hospital of Tripoli has conducted 40 eye surgeries for patients at risk of blindness while hosting the visiting doctor, Ahmed Mustafa, with the help of the hospital’s major operating teams.

The Ministry of Health indicated that among the cases are children as young as a few months old who suffer from hereditary glaucoma.

The operations are part of the "Visiting Doctor Program" launched by the Ministry of Health in August of last year, intending to provide treatment inside Libya and allow local doctors to exchange experiences with their colleagues abroad.

It may be worth noting that the Minister of Health had approved a decision to form a national committee to localize eye treatment services in Libya.

The committee prepares plans and programs concerning eye treatment and surgeries inside Libya with the cooperation of visiting doctors.