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November 2, 2015

River Blindness in Angola

CEML Ophthalmologist, Dr. Steve Collins, recently returned from a two-week trip to the central Angolan village of Andulo. The people living in this remote community have […]
October 6, 2014

My Day

Dr. Nicolas Comninellis cared for three young patients. Each had succumbed to rapid onset coma and hemiplegia (paralysis that affects one side of the body). Each […]
August 7, 2014

Brain Tumor

Feliciano, a 6 year old boy, was accompanied by his dad, who explained how over the last 4 months his son has lost the use of […]
August 7, 2014

Liver Failure

This young lady is not pregnant, although she is desperate to bear a child. In Angolan culture having children is not only a means to security […]
July 30, 2014

Emergency Response

Feliciano was struck by a truck as he tried crossing a road on the chaotic, crowded streets of urban Angola. Lacerated open at the elbow, the […]
July 30, 2014

Transvesical Prostratectomy

On call for emergencies one evening, I cared for a elderly man with acute bleeding into his bladder. This caused obstruction of urine outflow, a huge […]