Eyesight Restoration Surgery
Through our travels we have found that in the Asian sub-continent there are huge areas with very high rates of blindness. Much of this blindness is preventable and treatable, with about 80% of the blindness caused by cataract and glaucoma. In Myanmar alone, there is a backlog of 600,000 cataract operations.
Through our partnership with the The Eye Surgeons’ Foundation, who provide all the technical advice and evaluation of this programme, they work with local eye surgeons and hospitals to facilitate cataract, pterygium and glaucoma surgeries for people living with preventable blindness. We put in quality assessment measures to ensure that the surgeries are being conducted at high standards.
In 2016, we will have supported over 39,000 eye surgeries.
We also work with the Lions Eye Bank, NSW to help establish a small corneal transplant program
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