Health
 Ghana
Project #5195

Outreach Eye Camps in Ghana

by Himalayan Cataract Project, Inc.
Vetted
Mar 28, 2012

Juaboso Outreach February 22 - 27

Patients waiting for cataract surgery
Patients waiting for cataract surgery

Last month a team from Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital Eye Unit led by Dr. Seth Lartey and Dr. Mike Feilmeier, a visiting ophthalmologist from the University of Nebraska conducted an outreach in Juaboso district of western region. This was the first outreach event in the district.

An advance team of Optometrists joined the local team and toured surrounding the communities to screen patients. Four towns were selected as screening posts. The local radio station including information van was hired to inform inhabitants of the impending program at the selected towns. 

In all, a total of three hundred and two (302) people were screened in the four communities namely Sawfi Juaboso, Bodi, Bonsu Nkwanta and Asempa n’aye. A total of 33 people received cataract surgery. 

Pre-operative patients
Pre-operative patients
Patients receiving eye drops before surgery
Patients receiving eye drops before surgery

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Himalayan Cataract Project, Inc.

Location: Waterbury, VT - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.cureblindness.org
Project Leader:
Geoff Tabin
Director
Waterbury, VT United States

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