news - september 2014
another successful ferry screening
During the monthly screening held at Kenya Ferry we were approached by Juma a poultry farmer. He could not see clearly, his sight had been failing for some time and he needed to support his family. The problem was he was afraid at any mention of surgery. We managed to persuade him to come to the eye centre so that we could remove his cataract.
When the short operation was completed he remarked; "Is that all?" He thought it would take so long and couldn’t believe that his sight was restored in just a few minutes. He thanked all the staff and set off to look after his chickens with a renewed vigour.
The screening team had a visit from a radio reporter from nearby Mombasa local radio station, Baraka FM. The eye centre administrator, Vera, was on hand to tell him about the eye centre and the patient care we provide. A very useful publicity exercise.
infant eye care
Baby Lukman was born blind and his mother had not realised it until the boy was a year old. When she learnt from our local community based worker that surgery would restore his sight she couldn’t wait to bring the child to us for surgery. She would not have forgiven herself if her boy had remained blind for life. Now he has a bright future.