Project #5195

Outreach Eye Camps in Ghana

by Himalayan Cataract Project, Inc.
Oct 7, 2010

Gyetiase Outreach

Cataract Operation
Cataract Operation

Gyetiase is a small village with population of about 1000 people, located about one and a half hour drive from Kumasi and about 10 minute drive from Mampong, the second largest town in Ashanti region. In August, Dr. Peter Osei-Bonsu, a pediatric ophthalmologist at Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH), led his fourth surgical outreach in Gyetiase.

Screening was done prior to the outreach and the screening team selected 52 patients. Out of the selected patients, 43 showed up for surgery and 31 were confirmed operable by Dr. Osei-Bonsu. Surgery was carried out on an operating table built by a local carpenter.

All 31 patients had successful cataract surgery. They were examined the next day and received a follow-up exam two weeks later. Based on the follow-up exams, Dr. Osei-Bonsu declared that the outcome of this surgical outreach was "very good".

Cataract Patient
Cataract Patient
Post-Op. Patients
Post-Op. Patients

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Himalayan Cataract Project, Inc.

Location: Waterbury, VT - USA
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Project Leader:
Geoff Tabin
Waterbury, VT United States

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