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Namibia - 2002

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Namibia 2002

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First project of co-operation of the NGO “visio sense fronteres” with the people in charge of the program of prevention of blindness in Namibia (Sub-Sahara Africa). From 8th to 23rd October 2002

 

Namibia 2002

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First project of co-operation of the NGO “visio sense fronteres” with the people in charge of the program of prevention of blindness in Namibia (Sub-Sahara Africa). From 8th to 23rd October 2002

People treated:  2.000

Glasses issued: 448 

Assembled glasses in the workshop and issued: 390

Total glasses issued:838

Operated people: 125

Frames left in stock: 980

Lenses left in stock: 840

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Optometrists: 

Armada González,

Arturo Manuel,

José Luis  Hernández,

María Isabel Signes Soler, 

María del Carmen Alcocer Yuste.

Ophthalmologist: 

Luis Fernando Zapata

Assistants:

María Vicenta Camarelles Azcón, 

Esther Ivars Ivars, 

Rafael Tormo Cuenca, 

Ernesto Rodero  

The journey was financed  by each one of the participants

The bevelling machine was donated by Indo and part of the intraocular lenses and surgery material by different laboratories 

The rest of the necessary material was provided by private donations

The glasses that we took have been collected by members of Federopticos (we are grateful for their constant support)

 

 


 

Objectives

1. Setting up a workshop in the hospital of Oshakati to assemble the glasses.

2. Staff training to use and handle the workshop

3. Carrying out visual tests to the Oshiwambo population (majority ethnic and underprivileged group.)

4. Surgery to eliminate the blindness in 125 people

5. Carrying out visual tests in schools of the north of the country.

 Surgeries done:

- 70 cataracts

- 36 pterigios

- 5 surgeries of glaucoma: trabeculectomias

- 4 procedures of ocular plastic surgery

- 8 iridotomias optical

Projects

  •  To carry out visual tests  to children in school age (from 7 to 12 years) in the north of Namibia (Oshakati)
  •  To carry out campaigns  to albinos
  •  Rehabilitation in short sight and correction of the degeneration of the eye in adults
  •  To carry out operations on cataracts, pterium and glaucoma

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Optometrists: 

Armada González,

Arturo Manuel,

José Luis  Hernández,

María Isabel Signes Soler, 

María del Carmen Alcocer Yuste.

Ophthalmologist: 

Luis Fernando Zapata

Assistants:

María Vicenta Camarelles Azcón, 

Esther Ivars Ivars, 

Rafael Tormo Cuenca, 

Ernesto Rodero  

The journey was financed  by each one of the participants

The bevelling machine was donated by Indo and part of the intraocular lenses and surgery material by different laboratories 

The rest of the necessary material was provided by private donations

The glasses that we took have been collected by members of Federopticos (we are grateful for their constant support)

 

 



 

Objectives

1. Setting up a workshop in the hospital of Oshakati to assemble the glasses.

2. Staff training to use and handle the workshop

3. Carrying out visual tests to the Oshiwambo population (majority ethnic and underprivileged group.)

4. Surgery to eliminate the blindness in 125 people

5. Carrying out visual tests in schools of the north of the country.

 Surgeries done:

- 70 cataracts

- 36 pterigios

- 5 surgeries of glaucoma: trabeculectomias

- 4 procedures of ocular plastic surgery

- 8 iridotomias optical

Projects

  •  To carry out visual tests  to children in school age (from 7 to 12 years) in the north of Namibia (Oshakati)
  •  To carry out campaigns  to albinos
  •  Rehabilitation in short sight and correction of the degeneration of the eye in adults
  •  To carry out operations on cataracts, pterium and glaucoma
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