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Doctor sees clear need to aid uninsured

Do you need cataract surgery? Are you uninsured?

Cataracts – a cloudiness in the lens of the eye that dulls or blurs vision – cost an average of $3,000 to $3,500 per eye to remove. That can be an extreme hardship to afford for most people without access to adequate health coverage.

Eye surgeons and staff from Delta Eye Medical Group and San Joaquin Laser & Surgery Center have vowed to help people facing visual loss by providing a free cataract surgery day on Oct. 20.