news - june 2017
school screenings sponsored by Jeannot Scheid of kenia frenn
Kwale Eye Centre carried out a screening at Ukunda Baptist High School, thanks to sponsorship from Jeannot Scheid of Kenia Frenn in Luxembourg. The screening event began with an awareness talk by Chaka our ophthalmic nurse and Nyere, our Community Based Worker about eye disease, how to take care and protect eyes from avoidable blindness. 110 students and teachers were screened. 48 pairs of spectacles were dispensed, and 2 students with severe cataract were identified.
seeing is believing
Seeing is believing supports surgery and follow up in children with cataracts. The photos show Shaban our community based worker and Dr. Susan from Seeing is Believing visiting little Hassan who has had cataract surgery. Albert from the eye centre also assists.
almasi visits the netherlands!
Almasi is our Low Vision Therapist. Recently he visited The Netherlands to give a presentation on Low Vision in Kenya at a Low Vision Conference in Amsterdam. Whilst there, he was shown around Amsterdam by Carla and Hermien - nurses from The Netherlands who have previously visited the Eye Centre.