12 Patients Get Cataract Surgery As Part of Free Clinic

WAHIAWA, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) - On a scale of one to 10, with 10 being the worst, "Cookie" Jenkins says her vision was a nine.

Crippled by cataracts, her poor eyesight was partially to blame for her inability to hold down a decent-paying job.

"I can't read a newspaper. I can't read a book. I can barely read my phone," she said.

Jenkins, along with eleven others suffering from blurred vision because of cataracts, was selected for free cataract surgery on Monday at the Hawaiian Eye Center. They qualified because they are homeless, poor, uninsured or under-insured.

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