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  • New Zealand charity launches first mobile eye clinic for Pacific

    The Fred Hollows Foundation NZ today announces the launch of a new mobile eye clinic for Fiji. Designed, produced and funded by New Zealanders, the clinic is the first of its kind in the Pacific region: a state-of-the-art 11.5 metre facility which will travel to remote parts of Fiji, providing sight-saving services to blind people in need.

  • Sight-Restoring Charity Explores the Threat of Diabetes

    The Fred Hollows Foundation NZ this month hosts a FRED Talk to discuss the rising threat of diabetes in Pacific communities. The speaker is Stephanie Emma, the Diabetes Technical Advisor for The Foundation and lecturer in the diabetes eye care program at The Foundation’s Pacific Eye Institute in Fiji. 

  • Diabetic retinopathy

    Diabetes-related eye disease, also known as diabetic retinopathy, affects people with diabetes whose delicate retinal blood vessels are more likely to weaken and expand, leak, or bleed, resulting in scarring in and about the retina (the “seeing” layer of the eye), which results in blindness or severe vision loss. Vision loss is caused by two processes:

  • Anatomy of the eye

    The eye The eye is the organ of sight. The eye is an especially important organ as it often reflects general health. Retinal blood vessels can show the first signs of disease affecting the rest of the body.