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War Yields Lessons in Preventing, Treating Eye Injuries

By Donna Miles, American Forces Press Service From www.defense.gov WASHINGTON, D.C. – Ten years of conflict has given rise, not only to the world’s best body armor and state-of-the-art battlefield technologies, but also a new understanding about ways to prevent eye injuries and treat those who suffer from them. When the war in Afghanistan kicked off in 2002, ballistic goggles were …

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Medical Monday: An American Ophthalmologist in Afghanistan

Medical care is a rare and valuable resource in Badghis Province, Afghanistan. A military ophthalmologist traveled to train medics  to conduct eye exams. Air Force Staff Sergeant Chad Usher was there as this team of dedicated U.S. military professionals improve the vision of local Afghans. [youtube JyFe0XKfz8Y nolink]

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Video: Lasik for Soldiers

[youtube JIXdznNe5Lw nolink] Eye surgeons around Iowa are offering the state’s National Guard soldiers discounted Lasik eye surgery so they’re better prepared for an upcoming deployment to Afghanistan. Watch other videos coming out of the Department of Defense on DoDvClips.

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