The Clinics

Modilon Eye Clinic

Madang, Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea has the most acute shortage of eye health workers in the Pacific region. Located in Madang, the Modilon Eye Clinic offers the only training programme for eye nurses in Papua New Guinea and is crucial to addressing avoidable blindness.

History

In 2007, in partnership with Divine Word University and Modilon General Hospital, we launched a comprehensive eye nurse training programme in Madang. We train qualified nurses to tackle refractive error and cataract blindness across the country.

That same year we refurbished the eye clinic at Modilon Hospital, which we have continued to manage since. The eye clinic provides a full-range of eye care services, including diabetic laser treatment, surgery and surgical outreaches.

The demand for eye care services in Madang has grown substantially since 2007, which led to The Foundation investing in an upgrade of the Modilon Eye Clinic in 2014. Treatment rooms were added to the clinic to expand eye services and a new operating theatre wing was built to allow a higher volume of patients to receive surgical eye care. The clinic also forms the base for nationwide surgical outreaches, which reach large sections of the population that otherwise have no access to eye care.

Information for patients and family of patients

Modilon Eye Unit, Modilon General Hospital

Modilon Road, Madang
(+675) 4222 919

Opening hours

(Please note Papua New Guinea is three hours behind New Zealand)

Monday – Friday 8:00am – 4:00pm
Saturday – Sunday CLOSED

Key Achievements

In partnership with Divine Word University the Modilon Eye Clinic has:

  • Trained 86 eye nurses
  • Trained an additional 10 nurses or health workers in the certificate in eye care

The eye care team regularly perform screening outreaches to local schools and workplaces, dispensing spectacles and referring patients who need treatment back to the clinic. In 2017, this screening programme:

  • Reached 3,084 people who might not otherwise have accessed eye care
  • Dispensed 1,731 spectacles
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