Lifeline’s Patient of the Month for November is Tatay Gatmonito, whom we met on November 8 at the Manilakbayan camp at Liwasang Bonifacio. Tatay Gatmonito, a Lumad farmer, complained of redness in his left eye for the past 6 months, as well as pain. Dr. Mikey Sioson, one of our longtime volunteers, scraped off a lesion that had been growing in the white part of his eye, due to prolonged exposure to ultraviolet light. Previous to the procedure Tatay’s vision had been very blurry, we are happy to report his vision is now back to normal.
A big thank you to Doc Mikey for helping Tatay Gatmonito.