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A sustainable solution to eliminate avoidable childhood blindness in Cambodia

Worldwide, 1.4million children are blind with Asia home to two thirds of these children. UNICEF estimates there are 5.9million children in Cambodia, requiring access to quality eye health care. Staggeringly, a Childhood Blindness Study identified that half of all childhood blindness in Cambodia is avoidable through early intervention and access to eye health care. To …

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The UN Resolution on Vision

The Member States of the United Nations came together to agree the first General Assembly resolution on vision. This is a milestone resolution that commits the UN to reach the 1.1 billion people who have a vision impairment and currently do not have access to eye care services. The UN has committed to resolve this …

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Adelaide’s Poem

When Adelaide was only two years of age, her mum noticed that her pupil was complete transparent. It was Christmas eve, and the little girl from South Australia was taken to the Royal Adelaide Hospital, where she was diagnosed with retinoblastoma. This rare form of eye cancer, affects children and in countries like Australia, the …

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Vinuth’s Story

When Vinuth was 1 month old he was diagnosed with a white ‘reflex’ in his left eye. His condition remained monitored by local health care providers. At almost 2 years old, he was examined by Dr Lom Orng at the Khmer Soviet Friendship Hospital (KSFH) in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Dr Lom Orng was trained as the …

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Mongolia Glaucoma Fellowship

The Mongolian National University of Health Sciences (MNUHS) in Ulaanbaatar is one of Mongolia’s premier training institutions for doctors. There are currently no trained glaucoma specialists in the country and so MNUHS has made a request to Sight For All for an In-Country Fellowship in glaucoma at MNUHS. The ‘in country’ training means that the …

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Myanmar Statement

From Executive Officer, Judy Hatswell Sight For All has had a long association with Myanmar, with our founding members providing eye care support well before our establishment in 2009. Sight For All’s Board, staff team and Visionaries are horrified and deeply saddened by the events in Myanmar over the past month. Myanmar has fought for …

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