Due to the lack of ophthalmologists in low-income countries, patients often have to wait a long time for surgery that can change their lives. Those who need specialist eye care cannot always access a place where they can receive a proper treatment. This way people become blind – a condition that can be avoided.
Having more trained ophthalmologists means the quality of eye care will be growing. An ophthalmologist who, like Dr. Hong, can independently perform (cataract) operations is invaluable. He can share his knowledge about surgical techniques with others.
Together with you, this year we are celebrating 35 years of support to eye care. And that means giving gifts for those in need! By donating, you can give a doctor like dr. Hong a contribution to his education!