Bhama Kala

“Bhama had been blind for years. It took my team and myself a mere twenty minutes to restore her sight to her. I am very thankful for the lifechanging work that I can contribute to these people.”

Dr. Indra Man Maharjan

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The Eye Care Foundation helps prevent and cure avoidable blindness and visual impairment in developing countries. Worldwide there are 285 million people with visual disabilities. 39 million of these people are blind, 246 million are visually impaired. A massive 90% of people with visual disabilities are living in developing countries. The impact of blindness is particularly acute for vulnerable populations in developing countries, and leads to major economic and social problems. Blind people are often no longer able to support themselves, and become fully dependent on family members and friends for their livelihood. Fortunately, in 80% of the cases the visual disability can be corrected or cured. With relatively simple, low-cost solutions, like a cataract surgery or a good pair of glasses, we can end this situation. However, without the financial help of you as a donor, it is impossible for us to achieve this.


World Sight Day around the world. The Eye Care Foundation organized special World Sight Day activities in its project countries. Have a look at how this special day is celebrated around the world.

First ECF eyecamp in Tanzania. The first eye camp of the Eye Care Foundation in Tanzania was very successful. Eye camps make it possible to provide eye care to the most vulnerable people who are living in the remote areas.

Featured projects

Cambodia – Ratanakiri

The current eye care department of the provincial hospital offers too little space to work effectively and efficiently, which is why we are building a new eye clinic on the grounds of the hospital.

Ratanakiri eye care project

Vietnam – Eye Exams

The percentage of visually impaired people is particularly high among children in Vietnam. Visual impairment in children can cause developmental problems. Therefore the Eye Care Foundation supports carrying out eye tests in schools.

Vietnam – Eye Exams

Laos – Houaphan

The Eye Care Foundation invests in the education and training of local staff in the field of eye care. This increases the quality of eye care and ensures its sustainability.

Houaphan Eye care project

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