Doing it is a “good thing”. (If your skills can be maintained despite doing few operations as the previous poster mentioned.)
However crowing about it in deliberate puff piece such as this - not so much.
“Puff piece?” Read it again. This is not the first time he’s performed pro bono surgery. Whether you like them or not, the Paul family has record of public service.
OK, but who did the crowing... Paul or the patient whose sight he restored? People find this stuff interesting.. that politicians have other talents and skills beyond politics.