news - april and may 2015
visitors to the eye centre
2 UK optometrists, Rachel Carson and Pritti Patel, visited the Eye Centre in May. They spent 2 weeks training staff on refraction skills both at the main clinic in Kwale and at the Taita satellite clinic.
Continuing staff training is very important to maintain the Eye Centre's high level of care, and the visit will benefit both staff and patients.
For 25 years this fun charity sports event on Diani Beach has raised money for the Kwale Eye Centre to battle blindness in Kenya. This year they raised an incredible 550,000 KSH (£3516).
Events included Frisbee, waterball, boat races and tug-o-war. Judging by the photos great fun was had by everybody!
Have a look at www.dianirules.com for more information
donations from the uk
The eye centre has had a donation of some capsule scissors from the UK. These are surgical tools used during cataract surgery. Dr. Helen says, "These delicate instruments have a limited life in Africa. On behalf of all of those who will benefit, thank you very much."
patients benefit from donations
Mwanaidi was identified in one of the outreaches in Kinango, a far off area from the Eye Centre. The thought of her being able to see again never crossed her mind.
The photos show her at Eye Centre after her cataract surgery. Before treatment, she was blind and had to be assisted in doing almost all tasks. "I can see again" she remarked as she thanked staff for supporting her. Her smile says it all.