Health  Cambodia Project #23647

Cure Blindness in 1000 Poor Cambodians

by THE BLINDNESS FOUNDATION Vetted since 2016

Summary

Curing & preventing blindness in poor Cambodians and their children, can be helped with your donations. Results so far in SE Asia include over 65,000 cataract blind eyes being healed with vision restored. Projects are self sustainable. "HELP US HELP OTHERS,HELP THEMSELVES" uses your kind donations to train & educate local Eye Doctors to treat their own poor people. Eye Missions work in local hospitals in Phnom Penh & environs with US technology and local skilled surgeons. Bless you, DR. LYON

$47,000
total goal
$43,949
remaining
18
donors
1
monthly donor
2
years

Challenge

Cambodians underwent an extreme purging in the killing fields of the Khmer Rouge, killing educated people such as Doctors. Young Eye Doctors/Ophthalmologists need help & training to treat their own blind people. THE BLINDNESS FOUNDATION www.blindcure.com has been doing this over the past decade. Our help has provided US technology eg operating room microscopes, supplies eg medicines and lens implants . Poor Cambodians & their children cannot afford modern eyecare & surgery. We can help.

Solution

Transferring skill sets to local Doctors create a local hands-on Eye Care presence that continues between external Eye Care Missions. Educating these Doctors in the advanced techniques for treating cataracts , glaucoma and childhood eye diseases help cure blindness throughout the Cambodian population, This betters their lives , and work capabilities. It reduces the burden of families having to care for their blind folk. Eye Missions from THE BLINDNESS FOUNDATION do work- restoring eyesight.

Long-Term Impact

Long term benefits include training young Ophthalmologists outside Cambodia in modern hospitals. These Eye Doctors return to Cambodia to treat their own poor people in a self-sustaining manner. Moreover, they help train the next generation of Cambodian Eye Doctors internally, in a never-ending chain. This covers the whole country , providing sight restoration for every Cambodian in the future. Small donations now have a powerful , magnifying,knock-on impact through the next generations.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a DOCX file (projdoc.docx).

Resources

http:/​/​www.blindcure.com
THE BLINDNESS FOUNDATION curing Cambodian blind

Organization Information

THE BLINDNESS FOUNDATION

Location: Newport Beach, CA - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.blindcure.com
Facebook: Facebook Page
Project Leader:
christopher lyon
Newport Beach, CA United States
$3,051 raised of $47,000 goal
 
25 donations
$43,949 to go
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