1,985,382 people have helped raise more than $5,542,710 for 265 projects

Project report

Outreach Microsurgical Eye Camp, Dhading Nepal , RUN BY: The Fred Hollows Foundation | STATUS: COMPLETED

This project is 100% Funded



AUD 26,100

Raised from 11,240 people

This project ran from Dec 21-23 2010 during which a surgical team led by Dr Reeta Gurung performed surgical operations and examined patients in the Dhading district.

Project outcomes

Salyantar village is one of the most remote places of Dhading district. The outreach department of Tilganga Institute of Ophthalmology organised and coordinated an Outreach Micro-surgical Eye Clinic through the Dhading Community Eye Centre.

This project brings affordable eye health resources to patients in this region.

- Screening camps were conducted in two different areas; patients were screened for cataract and other eye disease

- Refractive error, presbyopia correction and simple eye alignments were arranged for patients not requiring surgery

- Cataract patients were identified and re-examined before surgery so that their visual acuity would increase after surgery

- School building was prepared for surgery

- After surgery patients were kept for 2 days for observation and treatment

- Patients were asked to follow up with a visit post surgery at an eye clinic or eye hospital nearest to them.

A total of 1038 people received eye health screening tests. The Fred Hollows Foundation provided sight restoring surgery to a total of 278 patients.

Though these were some harsh circumstances given the challenging and remote location, the surgical team delivered and performed the surgeries effectively.

Future of this project

The Fred Hollows Foundation will continue to work with the local team at Tilganga Institute of Ophthalmology to identify remote areas in Nepal where patients will need eye care and organise eye camps to conduct surgeries to treat patients with cataract.

How was it this funded?

Thanks to hundreds of tiny donations from these online businesses and their customers.

World Nomads USA
World Nomads Canada
***World Nomads UK
Travel Insurance Direct AU
Travel Insurance Direct NZ
The Fred Hollows Foundation

The Fred Hollows Foundation is an international development organisation working towards eliminating avoidable blindness and improving Indigenous Australian health. We are inspired by Professor Fred Hollows, a humanitarian, eye surgeon and social activist. Established in 1992, The Foundation continues in Fred’s footsteps and now works in more than 25 countries around the world and here in Australia. Working with in-country partners, we perform surgeries, deliver local training, provide equipment, educate about eye health and advocate for change.