Videos | The Fred Hollows Foundation NZ

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  • FRED Talks: Dr. Neil Murray

    "Being blind is a death sentence. There is an abundance of evidence that says that if you're blind, your life expectancy is reduced to 1/3 that of someone the same age who can see. More importantly when you're blind, most people who are blind die within ten years of the onset of their blindess if it's not treated," says Dr. Meil Murray, Medical Director at the Fred Hollows Foundation NZ. 

  • Adam's story

    Produced by Topic Photography Ltd Directed and edited by Mindy Yeh In September 2011, photographer James Ensing-Trussell and videographer Mindy Yeh from Topic travelled with a team of Pacific eye health professionals from The Fred Hollows Foundation NZ. 24 year old Adam lives with his wife and young son on the island of Malekula in Vanuatu.

  • The Miracle of Sight

    Watch as one woman has her sight restored after nine years of blindness. Deonisia was cataract blind for nine years before she had her sight restored by The Fred Hollows Foundation NZ. Sight restoring operations take less than 20 minutes and can cost as little as $25 in many developing countries.

  • Fred's legacy lives on in Timor-Leste

    The Fred Hollows Foundation New Zealand and its partners officially opened a National Eye Centre in Dili on Thursday July 28th 2011. The Centre, which will provide high quality eye care and sight-restoring surgery to thousands of people suffering from avoidable blindness, is the first of its kind in Timor-Leste, a country that is still finding its feet following years of devastating conflict. Thanks to Karen Abplanalp from for the production.

  • Peta Mathias experiences sight-restoring work in Fiji

    Specsavers' ambassador and celebrity chef Peta Mathias attended a Fred Hollows Foundation surgical outreach in Ba, Fiji, in March where 102 patients had their sight restored in just four days. Here she talks about her experiences on Good Morning. Specsavers have raised over $90,000 for The Foundation in the last year alone.