London Vision Clinic is helping to reduce preventable and unnecessary blindness in Nepal The World Health Organisation estimates that 39 million people around the world suffer from blindness. Of that population, over 50% of avoidable cases are caused by untreated cataracts, closely followed by uncorrected refractive error.1 In Nepal, only the privileged few can afford sight restoring cataract or corrective eye surgery. Even buying a pair of glasses is out of most people’s reach. That’s why we have been focusing…
Most patients visiting the London Vision Clinic reception are either somewhat preoccupied by the thought of their forthcoming surgery, or relishing the sensation of being “glasses-free” for their post-operative checks.
While friendly faces greet them in reception before being ushered away for various scans, tests and eye checks; the majority of visitors to 138 Harley Street barely give a thought to the behind-the scenes mechanics and carefully conceived system which governs their personal appointment schedule throughout their laser eye surgery journey….
In this video, you’ll see the challenges faced by some of the most disadvantaged people in Nepal, and how mobile eye surgery can prolong people’s lives in the Himalaya….