Restoring Sight in Kenya
Due to persistent poverty and lack of access to medical care, people in Kenya to struggle with high levels of blindness and visual impairment. Since 2011, our volunteers from Spain in collaboration with “Vision Without Borders” have been holding free medical camps in multiple locations throughout Kenya, performing eye surgeries and providing prescriptions for medicine and glasses. More recently, eight of our volunteers held the fifth blindness prevention project in Kisii, Kenya—a small city located 200 miles from Nairobi— seeing more than 200 people.
In order to prepare for the arrival of our team of two doctors, two nurses and three optometrists, local doctors screened and identified serious cases for surgery to be performed. These local doctors saw over 4,000 people, screening them for cataracts and a variety of other disorders. When our team arrived, they were able to perform 208 surgeries, from December 5th to the 11th.