A mission to help the visual impairments in Africa and other Developing Countries

March 11, 2014 12:36 am0 comments by:

Newcastle, March 11 2014:   Staying relevant to new generations of volunteers, Bright Sight has successfully launched its new strategic map to increase its activities  of performing  free operations and treatment for people who are needlessly blind.


Eye care specialists provide free operations and treatment, and also support local services. website: www.brightsight.org.uk

There are group of ophthalmic Doctors and Nurses who have come together to form an organisation which is aimed to help the unfortunate individuals with eye problems in Africa and other parts of the world. Various doctors across the globe are participating in this important programme. This is a non-governmental organisation known as Bright Sight. It was started with just two ophthalmic doctors and an ophthalmic nurse who have come together to respond to the alarming rate of eye problems encountered by some individuals in Africa and other developing countries. It is an undeniable fact that these individuals with eye problem could have learnt some potential skills to work for a living but are mostly found at the street begging for money. Children who could have been in school are usually seen with the blind showing them the road.

It is in the light of this that these voluntary doctors and Nurses have come together to form bright sight. Working from a teaching hospital in northern Ghana, they performed over 100 free cataract operations. These doctors and nurses who have come together to assist in this way are hoping to extend this to other parts of the world apart from its initial operations and treatments in Africa. To make this possible donations are accepted by visiting their website.Picture1
Bright sight is a registered charity in the United Kingdom with enthusiastic qualified doctors and nurses who have come together to help by travelling to Africa and other parts of the world to perform cataract operations for free. In an interview on Amansa FM (Milton Keynes, UK) a trustee of the organisation Mrs Juliana Mensah Bonsu of Milton Keynes General Hospital expressed her gratitude to those who assisted in making the first eye surgery that took place in Tamale (Northern Region of Ghana) a successful one. Mr James Boateng an ophthalmic nurse in Manchester also added that the number of Doctors, Nurses and Research workers who have joined to take part in this mission have increased and hope that this will enable them to do more work in other parts of the world.

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