Trauma

Eye trauma leads to cataract: Dr Sultan

Dr Sultan is the director at the Pacific International Hospital, where they are spearheading a program to eliminate avoidable blindness in the country.

Currently as it stands, PNG has the highest rates in the region – 5.6 percent adults over age 50 are blind.

The recent Rapid Assessment of Avoidable Blindness (RAAB 2017) in PNG identifies cataract and refractive error as the leading causes.

What 'Game of Thrones' tells us about trauma

Maybe it was when a young girl was burned alive while her parents watched complicitly. Perhaps it was the orchestrated slaughter of a family, a pregnant woman's belly stabbed again and again like the film over a frozen TV dinner. Was it when a psychopath ate a sausage next to his freshly-castrated hostage? Or one of the uncountable, imaginative depictions of rape and psychological abuse?

Every "Game of Thrones" fan has had it, the moment when they looked away from the screen and wondered:

"Is suffering the only thing these people do?"