Intumescent Lens and Angle Closure
A 72-year-old native of Vanuatu lived on one of the remote islands. He lost his left eye as a child due to injury and had gradually experienced reduction in the vision in his right eye with a rapid decline over the past several weeks with some discomfort. He heard that a volunteer group from Australia was taking people from his island by sailing vessels to the capital city of Port Villa on the island of Efate for the treatment of eye problems. He and many of the inhabitants had never left their island and were afraid to make such a journey over open ocean to be treated by strangers. However, his vision was almost gone and he felt he had no choice but to go.