One treatment treats thousands.
ORBIS trains doctors as we treat patients, so skills and knowledge are shared with local health professionals, leaving a lasting legacy throughout communities.
> Lazarus' journey back to sight and back to school
Thousands will return to school.
Poor sight can hinder a child's prospects at school. Often children of visually impaired parents are unable to attend school as they must stay home to care for the family or head out to work.
> The ORBIS approach to global eye care & capacity building
Thousands will read again.
This simple pleasure is taken from so many. Essential for education and work, the ability to read means a better future for all.
> > Memory Chononga is given the gift of sight
Saving-sight, saves lives.
Sight is empowering, allowing people to look after their families, earn money to eat, and when disaster strikes, seek safety from a flood or earthquake.
> Hasan's sight was saved before the floods hit
80% of people are suffering needlessly.
80% of visual impairment can be treated or avoided with access to eye-care. Treating a child with the potentially blinding eye infection Trachoma can cost as little as 25p - that's only £10 to treat 40 children.
> Mamite received trachoma treatment in southern Ethiopia.
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