Diabetes is the leading cause of blindness in working age Australians. Currently, 1.5million Australians have diabetes and over half are not having their all-important eye checks, at times with devastating results. Listen to Neil’s heart-wrenching story and share this video to help us save the sight of Australians living with diabetes.
Associate Professor Than Htun Aung
Sight For All trained the first children’s eye specialist and established the first children’s eye unit in Myanmar, allowing a 12 times increase in children’s eye surgeries. This specialist is A/Prof Than Htun Aung. So far the $40,000 investment to train A/Prof Aung has impacted over 25,000 children and this number is growing each year.
Little Bang’s New Eye
This heartwarming story that shows the impact of changing just one life, for a child, her family and their small community. Filmed, produced, edited and directed by THINK FILMS, the story was completely unscripted and 100% real.
Big City Trip
This heartwarming story that shows Cataract is the leading cause of blindness amongst Aboriginal people. Big City Trip has been designed to show to patients prior to surgery in order to alleviate fear and hopefully increase the number of patients from remote communities coming to the big city to have surgery for their cataracts.
Sight and Insight: Doctors Helping Doctors
Sight For All undertakes a reverse fellowship program at the Vietnam National Institute of Ophthalmology in Hanoi, where each year three young ophthalmologists are trained in a subspecialty field of the profession.
Sid’s Bad Sugar
This heartwarming story that shows Eye disease due to diabetes is the fastest growing cause of vision loss amongst Aboriginal people. Yet unfortunately, the majority of Aboriginal patients with diabetes are not presenting for the regular all-important eye checks that are so important in to avoid vision loss from this disease. Let’s see what Sid has to say…
Please Don’t Rush
In July 2013 Sight For All undertook a childhood blindness study in Lao, to determine the causes of blindness amongst kids in this poor nation. We invited Urtext Films to join the team and capture the experience. The result, “Please Don’t Rush”, is an extraordinary insight into the world of blind children and was selected for a number of international film festivals, including St Kilda and New York.
Boumlai was discovered by our Sight For All team at a school for the blind in Lao. He was very poorly sighted but had never been tested for glasses. Watch this short video to see what happens next…
“Eyes” by Caper
Sight for All, in conjunction with the Aboriginal Health Council of SA, the My Eye Health Program and the Adelaide Football Club, is working hard to fight eye disease in the outback communities of South Australia. Blindness rates in Aboriginal adults are six times the mainstream rates and so eye health education is critical in preventing visual loss from conditions such as diabetes and trachoma. Our goal is to raise awareness of the prevention and treatment of eye disease in a way that is effective and culturally appropriate.