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The Guildford Rotary Eye Project – Global Sight Solutions

Rotary Hooghly Eye Hospital

Rotarian John Miles (member of Rotary Club of Leatherhead)  presented on the great work the charity Global Sight Solutions have been working on.The charity was founded in 1998 by Dr Sam Da MBE, former eye surgeon and ophthalmic consultant at Guildford’s Royal Surrey Hospital. It is understood that there are an estimated 350-650 million people worldwide who, due to poverty, are just too poor to access the necessary medical solutions for themselves. Of that number around 50 million fall within a category often known as the avoidably, or preventably, blind. The vast majority of these 50 million people are in need of what is invariably a straight-forward cataract operation.

Global Sight Solutions establishes eye hospitals in India and Africa, which provide free eye care to the poor. The charity ensures that each hospital becomes both sustainable and financially independent while offering help and support through the journey. Surgical equipment and surgeon training is provided by the charity so free eye operations and treatments can be carried out to the needed. Currently there are around 62 eye hospitals, but are keen to open another 16 eye hospitals by 2020. To increase the number of cataract operations undertaken each year from 100,000 to 175,000 by 2022.

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