Fiona's Eye Fund
Help us restore eyesight
Thousands of people in developing countries suffer from cataract blindness but have very little access to eye care. Fiona's Eye Fund enables UK doctors and nurses to spend time in these countries performing sight restoring cataract operations.
WHAT WE DO
In developing countries cataract blindness affects thousands of people, of all ages. In rural areas there is very little access to eye care. We fund teams of UK eye doctors and nurses to spend a week operating on cataract patients.
SUPPORT & RESEARCH
We award funding to individual doctors if we feel that their projects will help to improve eyecare. We have funded doctors to go to Tanzania, Malawi, Swaziland, Benin, Nepal, Thailand, Burma, Egypt, Nigeria and Indonesia.
In 2012 Fiona's Eye Fund opened a clinic in Dembi Dollo, Ethiopia, named The Fiona Dolan Eye Clinic. Fiona's family travelled to Ethiopia to open it officially.
Fiona's Eye Fund was set up in memory of Dr Fiona Dolan, formerly a Specialty Registrar in Ophthalmology, Glasgow. When Fiona died in 2007 aged 36, colleagues friends and family set up this fund to enable doctors to travel to developing countries to improve eye care.