Kenya Eye Projects
People in Kenya suffer from Blindness
of cases are caused by Cataract
People suffer from blindness
People suffer from visual impairment
“There is no better way to thank God for your sight than by giving a helping hand to someone in the dark”
Kenya Eye Projects and White canes for blind school children
According to the WHO, almost a quarter of a million Kenyans suffer from blindness; 43% of these cases are caused by cataracts, an avoidable and often treatable condition. The number of blind people in Kenya has increased
Currently, an estimated 224,000 people are blind while another 750,000 are visually impaired.
Potentially leading. Four out of five people who are blind don’t have to be. These are people who are suffering from avoidable blindness, which can be defined as blindness that can either be treated or prevented
Cataract Eye surgeries had been coordinated in three eye hospital
total examined patients
Site restoring surgeries performed
bilateral cataract surgeries performed
child-sight restoring surgeries performed
Lion sight first Eye Hospital in Nairobi
Lion hospital coordinated nine different campsites within 100 miles of Nairobi, Average of 11,000 patients were screened. Selected patients were sent to the hospital and operated three times a week to complete all 500 cataract operations within three weeks. The funding was provided to perform 300 pediatric surgeries during the whole year.
Lion Eye Hospital in Mombasa
Lion hospital coordinated three different campsites within 85 miles of Mombasa, Average of 1 000 patients came for the checkup.
Selected patients were sent to the hospital and operated twice a week to complete all 200 cataract operation within one month.
Sabatia Eye Hospital in Kisumu
Lion Sabatia eye hospital selected 380 cataract patients out of 1169 that were screened. 124 patients had cataracts in both eyes while 132 patients had in one eye. Cataract, a major cause of blindness, is still very widespread and with no dedicated facility to serve the population in this region.
15,000 White Cane Distribution to blind children schools
To reach the target of distributing 15,000 white canes to blind school children by 2020 throughout all t districts of Kenya. They have collected data on how many blind children in each district and blind children school in a district.
A white cane is a device used by many people who are blind or visually impaired. It primarily allows its user to scan their surroundings for obstacles or orientation marks and is also helpful for onlookers in identifying the user as blind or visually impaired, to take appropriate care.
The Kenya Society for the Blind, in partnership with The Lions Club of Nairobi – Huru, Amma Foundation, Kavali, and Safaricom Foundation launched the White C(r)ane Project at the Kilimani Primary School – Nairobi which aims to distribute over 20,000 white canes to the visually impaired persons across the country.
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