eye clinic | The Fred Hollows Foundation NZ

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  • Let's Go on Outreach: 2013 Figures

    Every year our team of eye doctors and nurses traverse the Pacific to restore sight to people in need. Last year we did 18 outreaches across seven countries, with patients receiving treatment through our clinics as well as having sight-restoring surgeries. The following infographic depicts the latest figures for 2013.

  • Ending avoidable blindness

    Kiwi eye surgeon and humanitarian Fred Hollows had a vision of ending avoidable blindness. He worked tirelessly to restore sight to the needlessly blind in developing countries and trained hundreds of local eye doctors to do the same. Making Fred’s vision a reality An estimated 39 million people around the world today are blind. But four out of five people who are blind don't have to be, their condition is treatable or preventable.

  • Providing eye health services

    In 2014, we performed over 6,300 sight-restoring surgeries and dispensed over 12,000 pairs of eye glasses – huge achievements given the numerous challenges we face in the countries where we work.

  • Samoa

    With a population close to 200,000 and no local ophthalmologist, eye health is in great need of prioritisation in Samoa. The Foundation is working hard to make sure the three eye nurses running eye health clinics in Samoa are supported, and can advocate at a high level to make sure avoidable blindness is given the attention it needs.

  • Discover Papua New Guinea

    The Foundation has an office in Madang where it works closely with the Divine Word University to provide training to eye health professionals.