“Gracias a dios y gracias por la bendición de dios y al doctor, por eso yo estoy bien,” said 68-year-old Eulalia Miguel in Spanish to WPTV reporter Janny Rodriguez.
In Spanish, Eulalia said she is thankful for God, for his blessing and her surgeon, Dr. Matthew Weiss, an ophthalmologist at Eye Associates of Boca Raton, who donated Eulalia’s much-needed cataract surgery in partnership with
Caridad Center. Twenty sight-restoring eye surgeries were possible thanks to The Gift of Sight program, which includes the annual “Gift of Sight Day,” the Monday before Thanksgiving.
“No sabe la letra, pero estoy mirando claro y también los números, ahora si, no como antes,” said Eulalia.
She explained she doesn’t know how to read, but she can now see letters and numbers — something she says was impossible before her surgery.
“She was unable to even see room lights and whether they’re on or off. She gets her life back, which is really great to see, and it’s one of the reasons that I’m glad to have Caridad. They do a lot of good for the community, and I’m glad to be able to be a part of that,” said Dr. Weiss.
Eulalia walked in to the outpatient surgery center of Boca Raton legally blind and after a 10-minute surgery she was actually able to walk out without needing help.