Avoidable Blindness-Eye Clinic





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Project Description

Region: Asia

Country: Sri Lanka

Location: Kandy

Total Budget: $45,000

Area of Focus: Disease prevention and treatment

Visual impairments are one of the major public health problems in Sri Lanka. The prevalence of blindness in Sri Lanka is substantial among those aged above 40 years particularly from rural areas. Most common eye problems are cataract, conjunctivitis, glaucoma etc. Reasons for not seeking treatments are ignorance, financial reasons (expenditure for travel to access health care, expenditure on treatment of illness), lack of time, no one to accompany, unavailability of facilities in local area and also some patients do not know where to go. Therefore, we conduct eye screening camps in rural areas, provide them with spectacles and cataract surgery will also be provided as necessary.

Primary Host Partner

District: 3220

Rotary Club of: Kandy

Primary Contact: Shamil Peiris

Email: shamilp@cf.lk

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Project Status

Need $40,000
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Project listed for the 2020-21 Rotary Year.

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