East Africa Eye Projects

Our Goal is To restore sight, primarily in adults afflicted by cataracts, and to ensure children regain their vision; through surgical procedures and comprehensive eye examinations.

Until all Children with Cataracts regain their vision

According to World Health Organization

people in Kenya suffer from Blindness
0 000+
of the cases are caused by cataract
0 %

“There is no better way to thank God for your sight than by giving a helping hand to someone in the dark.”

Helen Keller 

In East Africa, the prevalence of blindness is a concerning issue, with nearly a quarter of a million East Africans, affected, and a significant 43% of these cases attributed to cataracts. This condition is both avoidable and often treatable, as the World Health Organization emphasized.

The number of individuals grappling with blindness in East Africa has been on the rise, with an estimated 224,000 people currently affected and an additional 750,000 facing visual impairment. It’s important to note that four out of five individuals suffering from blindness in Kenya can potentially regain their sight, as their condition falls under the category of avoidable blindness—blindness that is either treatable or preventable.

Cataract surgeries have been organized and coordinated across three eye hospitals to address this issue.

Impact of East Africa Eye Projects Supported by Joy of Helping

Eliminating Curable Blindness in East Africa in 2023

Joy of Helping sponsors annual eye camps in East Africa with Lions Hospital.This initiative aims to address the significant issue of blindness in East Africa, which affects thousands of people, robbing them of their independence, dignity, and hope. Restoring sight through cataract surgeries was a meaningful way to provide support ...

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Support Provided for East Africa Eye Projects in 2021

0 ,000 Total Examined Patients 0 + Site Restoring Surgeries Performed 0 + Bilateral Cataract Surgeries Performed 0 + Child-sight Restoring Surgeries Performed Lion sight first Eye Hospital in Nairobi Lion Hospital’s Outreach Program with Joy of Helping’s support in Nairobi involved coordinating nine distinct camp locations within a 100-mile ...

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Support Provided for East Africa Eye Projects in 2020

AYUDH Kenya in association with Amrita Centre Kenya (AMMA) Amrita Centre Kenya, part of the M.A. Math Charitable Trust, collaborates with AYUDH Kenya to support various projects aimed at improving the lives of communities in Kenya over the past decade. The Kenya Society for the Blind, in collaboration with The ...

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Support Provided for East Africa Eye Projects until 2020

Before 2020: Our Impact in Lions Sight First Eye Hospital, Nairobi 2,500,000+ patients have been served by the hospital Lions Sight First Eye Hospital, founded in July 1997, has played a significant role in providing eye care services to communities in need. As of December 2019, the hospital has made ...

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