Ophthalmologists protest at floating eye clinicBMJ 1994; 309 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.309.6951.359 (Published 06 August 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;309:359
- G Tremlett
Ophthalmologists from Gibraltar and southern Spain have gained the support of European medical specialists in a battle against a Russian eye hospital ship that has been operating in the area for the past year. The specialists claim that the Floks Eye Clinic, housed on a ship under a Ukrainian flag, is offering eye surgery illegally. They argue that, since Gibraltar is a British dependency, it is the British government's responsibility to ban the clinic.
In the space of one year the clinic has carried out 12 000 eye operations at an average cost of $2000 £1300) each on the 20 000 patients who …