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Africa's our neighbour. When it burns, we smell the smoke. It stings our eyes, it sears our conscience, but maybe not as much as it should... Bono


eye-examinationSince 1994 a volunteer team of ophthalmic specialists, trained at Moorfields Eye Hospital, have carried out a vision screening programme in Romania. This programme began in the orphanages and continues in the blind schools of Romania and Moldova. Where necessary, children receive Romanian manufactured spectacles and low vision aids such as magnifiers and CCTV, to improve their sight.

In Romania we worked in partnership with Romanian Ophthalmologists on a squint correction programme. This meant that orphans requiring (and desiring) corrective surgery for strabismus were operated on. eye-patch-kid-lg

Romania News

The Iasis eye team, led by optometrist and Iasis trustee, Marek Karas, have just returned form a trip to the Tirgu Frumos blind school in Romania soon. This ongoing project ensures that children with low vision are equipped with glasses and magnifiers to optimize their vision, to enable them to learn to read and write.