Eye Camp held at Ahlubayt Seconday School, Kigoma 3rd-7th April



Eye Camp held at Ahlubayt Seconday School, Kigoma 3rd-7th April - Beta Charitable Trust
In collaboration with a partner in Tanzania a free eye camp was held in Kigoma in the northwest of Tanzania, on the shores of Lake Tanganyika.


During these days 4608 people were screened for various eye conditions keeping the volunteers on their toes for the full four days. In total 3442 spectacles/sunglasses were given free of charge and 3534 units of medicine were prescribed after a total of 4663 diseases were diagnosed. 


284 free eye surgeries were carried out by the able team of surgeons and all patients were then given sunglasses and prescribed eye drops and tablets. During their stay they were provided with breakfast, lunch and dinner by dutiful volunteers.


There were some extraordinary cases seen during this eye camp; including a young lady who was blinded in both eyes due to cataracts. She was divorced by her husband as he could not bear to stay with her. She was operated on at the camp and could see fully. Now her life can start again. Additionally a thirteen year old who was also blind was operated on in both eyes; he was incredibly emotional and excited when he could see again. His future will now be bright.