Myanmar Eye Care Project is a not-for-profit organisation run by ophthalmologists dedicated to fighting blindness in disadvantaged parts of the world.
Myanmar Eye Care Project has been providing volunteer surgical and outpatient care to poor patients in Myanmar since 2002.
Myanmar remains one of the poorest nations in South East Asia, with the rate of blindness among the highest in the world. Tragically, the majority of the blindness is avoidable. A relatively simple cataract surgery is all it would take to restore sight for most people.
Myanmar Eye Care Project is committed to prevention of blindness by:
• Offering surgical and medical eye care
• Building operating theatres and outpatient clinic facilities
• Training local eye doctors and nurses
• Providing support with equipment, technology and consumables
Myanmar Eye Care Project has partnered with The RANZCO Eye Foundation, Eye & Vision Research Institute, The Charitable Foundation, DAK Foundation and Robert Christie Foundation, and is supported by donations from private companies and individuals in Australia. All eye doctors self-fund their trips, many of whom also contribute financially.
Myanmar Eye Care Project is a proud winner of XOVA 2014 award.
Dr Geoff Cohn examines a patient at Wachet Jivitadana Sangha Hospital, Myanmar