$100 can cover the costs of eye surgery for blind children
In 2017, in collaboration with Al-Basar, we raised $50,000 to support camps in Mali. We would like to raise $50,000 again this year to bring these camps to another country of choice.
Vision & Mission: It is said that ‘every five seconds one person goes blind and a child goes blind every minute.' There are 45 Million blind people in our world, and an additional 100 Million men, women & children are estimated to be blind by year 2020 (WHO). The mission of BIF is to eliminate the avoidable & treatable causes of blindness and to give all the needlessly blind people in the world a right to sight.
Goals of Blindness Control Camps:
Treat those suffering from eye diseases such as cataracts or glaucoma
- Supporting ministries of health in countries that suffer from shortage of Ophthalmologists and skilled eye nurses
Objectives of the Eye Camp:
Examining/Screening 4000+ eye-patients
Distributing necessary medication to patients of different eye-diseases
Performing 400+ surgeries including cataract extraction by ECCE-IOL with SICS and Phaco-emulsification methods and Glaucoma surgery such as Trabeculectomy or other minor surgeries such as Pterygium, Chalazion, Entropion etc.