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White gauze over one eye

Modesto, California
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White gauze over one eye

While visiting Fez I noticed several people, men, women, and children with gauze over one eye? In of it self not interesting but when I continued to see several people with it I became curious. I can’t find any information, does anyone know?

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Castril De La Pena...
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1. Re: White gauze over one eye

Were it not for the fact you said you saw children, I would have said it was the result of a cataract operation.

When I first visited Morocco in the early 1970s there were literally dozens of blind beggars, who were blind just because there was no way they could afford the eye surgery to replace the clouded lens.

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