A white cane for a visually impaired person, and training for it's use.
A white cane gives a blind person physical stability, allows them to find obstacles. It also is a symbol to others that the person may need additional help. £10 allows us to supply a white cane to a blind person, and also train them on how to use it.
Sunglasses, a hat, and long sleeved top for a child with albinism
Albinism is an inherited condition characterised by reduced or no pigment in the skin, eyes and hair. People with albinism are more susceptible to sun burn and skin cancers due to their lack of pigment. For a child in Sub-Saharan Africa this is a real concern, so clothing that protects them from the suns harmful rays is essential.
Low vision aid for a visually impaired child
For a child with low vision, a telescope to see the board at school, or a magnifier to see their books, can make a real difference to their education.
Laser Treatment for a Diabetic Patient
Diabetes can cause new blood vessels to grow at the back of the eye - these vessels tend to be weak and can cause bleeds. £36 allows us to carry out laser surgery on a person with diabetic changes in their eye, stabilising these changes and stopping their vision getting worse.
Cataract surgery for an adult
Cataracts remain the biggest cause of avoidable blindness in the developing world. A simple operation can give someone back their sight! Imagine being able to see again after years of blindness.
Rehabilitation care and training for an irreversibly blind adult.
Helping a blind person retain as much independence as possible is important. We can supply low visionaids, training and care for the person and their family.
Employment of a community based worker for 3 months
Our community based workers are the heart and soul of what we do! They travel around the local area finding people who need our help, follow up with our patients in their homes, hold awareness meetings in the community... they are invaluable.
Trained nurse's salary for 1 month
Our nurses provide hands on care, administer medications, communicate with the doctors, and ensure our patients are comfortable and well looked after. The Eye Centre could not run without them!
Cataract surgery for a child (both eyes), with follow up and educational assistance for a year.
Early treatment is key for a child with cataracts - in general the younger the patient the better the outcome. After surgery it is likely the child will need glasses, and close follow up is needed both at home and at school to make sure they get the best vision possible.
Funding of a local Eye Camp that will pay for the screening and treatment of 100 people
In rural Kenya it can be difficult for people to find transport to get to us. Eye camps are a great way of reaching people who live in more remote areas, or for whatever reason can't get to our base. If we find a person with an eye problem we ensure they get the care and treatment they need.