Wrong Diagnosis, and no health Insurance

Four years ago, when Elena Sabilla was living in the Philippines, she started to have trouble with her eyes. She went to a doctor, who told her she had glaucoma.

“He gave me some eye drops,” she told us, “but it got worse.”

Two years ago she moved to California to be closer to her grandchildren, and the problems with her eyes weren’t getting any better. “I always had a headache and it was hard to read,” she said.

So finally she went to a doctor here and found that the problem wasn’t glaucoma after all: she had cataracts in both eyes.

Elena also had no health insurance, but the doctor’s office put her in touch with LSH. We were happy to help her, and in December Elena had surgery on both eyes.

“I’ve worn glasses since I was six years old,” Elena told us, “and now I don’t have to. I can see clearly; I can read and watch TV.

“I’m very thankful for you guys — it’s good I found you. I really appreciate all your help.”

That’s why we’re here, Elena.


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