Cure Blindness in 1000 Poor Cambodians

by THE BLINDNESS FOUNDATION
Cure Blindness in 1000 Poor Cambodians
Cure Blindness in 1000 Poor Cambodians
Cure Blindness in 1000 Poor Cambodians
Cure Blindness in 1000 Poor Cambodians
Cure Blindness in 1000 Poor Cambodians
Cure Blindness in 1000 Poor Cambodians
Cure Blindness in 1000 Poor Cambodians
Cure Blindness in 1000 Poor Cambodians
Cure Blindness in 1000 Poor Cambodians
Cure Blindness in 1000 Poor Cambodians
Cure Blindness in 1000 Poor Cambodians
Cure Blindness in 1000 Poor Cambodians
Cure Blindness in 1000 Poor Cambodians
Cure Blindness in 1000 Poor Cambodians
CAMBODIAN GIRL WITH CATARACT REMOVED
CAMBODIAN GIRL WITH CATARACT REMOVED

Success !

Yes.

          Now able to get back into Cambodia without Covid restrictions.

    With US donated medical and surgical supplies , THE BLINDNESS FOUNDATION was able to assist in over 200 cataracts and Eye Doctor training at two major hospitals in Phnom Penh, Cambodia's capital city.-photos enclosed.

   In addition to helping the poor urban and rural adults who are unable to afford lens implants necessary for modern cataract surgery , we alos were able to help some children with congenital cataracts regain sight.

  The Cambodian  University of Health Sciences Ophthalmology Resident program has also requested help from  THE BLINDNESS FOUNDATION for US supplied educational materials to develop their  Residency program and this is now underway(photos enclosed).

Your kind and generous donations help support this work and help ship supplies into Cambodia

 Bless you all.

 Thank you,

 Dr. Christopher Lyon

 Director

 THE BLINDNESS FOUNDATION

Waiting room hospital patients & Dr. Lyon
Waiting room hospital patients & Dr. Lyon
Doctor preparing Cambodian eye patient
Doctor preparing Cambodian eye patient
Cataract surgery operation with donated lens
Cataract surgery operation with donated lens
Young girl with cross-eyes awaiting surgery repair
Young girl with cross-eyes awaiting surgery repair
Six donated lens recipients after cataracts
Six donated lens recipients after cataracts
Eye Doctors training by Dr. Lyon
Eye Doctors training by Dr. Lyon
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WE ARE BACK IN BUSINESS  !

After the hiatus , medical supplies are being donated and shipped

. First ,we have a parallel operation in the country of Laos , adjoining Cambodia, with similar problems of poor  subsistence farming villagers with a high cataract incidence. 

We have been invited to assist ine their cataract outreach  program and Doctor education program in September. Supplies are being shipped - somewhat expensively through Thailand (  because of USPS suspensions to Laos ) via USPS after repackaging at THE BLINDNESS FOUNDATION'sheadquarter's here in Newport beach.

 This will be repeated in December for the CAMBODIAN EYE MISSION, when further lens implant supplies will be donated to the Hospitals we work with in Phnom Penh, Cambodia., and we can continue the surgical suppoert for theeye teams

 Thank you all for keeping the faith and continued support during this challenging period, which is now waning.

The Eye clinics help preserve vision in both Laos and cambodia, restoring sight - marvellous to the cataract blind- folks who could never afford the surgical implants without the help of THE BLINDNESS FOUNDATION'S support.

Bless you all for your kind support

 DR CHRIS LYON

 Medical Director

 THE BLINDNESS FOUNDATION


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Cataract patients Cambodian Eye Mission
Cataract patients Cambodian Eye Mission

Hope.

   As the world accepts that the virus will be forever with us , borders are re-opening.

This permits travel and importantly, shipmentb of medical supplies to Cambodia, Laos, and the Philippines where

THE BLINDNESS FOUNDATION  does its work.

 

   We have supplies on hand ready for shipment. These are sent ahead of our Eye Missions,

   to have everything already in place on our arrival.

 Encouragingly ,it apprears that as we have been invited to help with the treatment programs for the blind,

Cambodia should be fully open in the fall of this year,  2022.

 Once travel is arranged  THE BLINDNESS FOUNDATION contacts the US medical supply and intra-ocular lens

companies for medical materiel and support. This has been put on hold during the US lockdowns.

  Our office handles the re-packaging and shipments through the US Postal Service, which is removing restrictions

bit by bit each month.

Thank you for all your kind support , persistence and resolve in helping us carry on during this trying period.

Bless you all,

DR CHRISTOPHER LYON

THE BLINDNESS FOUNDATION

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Hel Us Help Others Help Themselves

A Happy New Year

--to all you kind donors .

 A video of  THE BLINDNESS FOUNDATION's  donated lens implant being used in an actual Cambodian cataract patient. is enclosed below.

  Hopefully you will be able to download it.

Also some more photos of children and landmine injury survivors will show on this repot

 As travel resumes normality, we have   a  BLINDNESS FOUNDATION sponsored

Cambodian EYE Mission  planned for later this year

 So bless you all for your kind donations

and all will be used for helping treat and prevent blindness in those less fortunate with their eyesight.

 Thank you again,

 DR CHRIS LYON

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CAMBODIAN EYE MISSION

 

Exciting times:

                       with Covid cresting, we may be able to resume our Eye Missions  this year.

Currentlty stymied with shipment delays , in part due to the US Postal Service hold on ship,ments into SE Asia

However, we are tentatively resuming our Laos Eye Mission in December, having received several requests for textbooks

( heavy- expensive to ship ) and surgical supplies for their cataract outreach program.

 

  Should this take place, then the Cambodian Eye mission will run in January-February next year.

 

Thank you all for your ongoing support during this once-in-a-lifetime pandemic event.

 

Bless you all

DR CHRISTOPHER LYON

Director,

 

THE BLINDNESS FOUNDATION

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