news - April 2017
Everyone at Eyes For East Africa would like to say a massive congratulations Francisca, the administrator at Kwale Eye Centre, on her recent wedding. She met her new husband Bonniface 2 years ago, and they were wed at the local church. Below are some photos of their wedding day. The photo on the right the couple pose with Francisca's sister Felistus.
restoring sight in children
We like to bring you success stories to show you that your donations and support really do make a big difference! Six year old Mwagomba visited the Eye Centre as he was completely blinded by cataracts. The surgeons at Kwale Eye Centre were able to operate on his eyes to remove the cataracts, and now he can see! He will still need regular, ongoing follow up and spectacles.
new equipment for the eye centre
Upgrading our equipment allows us to offer more treatments to our patients, and allows us to consistently offer high quality, safe care. Recently the Eye Centre received a new anaesthetic machine, donated by Ping Bordier. The photo on the right shows it in use!
We also have two new visual acuity charts. We measure visual acuity on every patient that visits the Eye Centre. The photo to the right shows the charts being used side by side during a busy clinic. Now that we have 2 it really speeds things up!
The Eye Centre's corrugated iron roof was getting a bit rusty and was starting to leak. The Bataleur foundation kindly donated funds to get it fixed. Some sheets needed replacing, whereas others just needed a coat of paint. The new roof looks nice and tidy, and most importantly is now waterproof!