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     Funded Projects

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We fund projects which satisfy the remit of the fund - to improve eye care in developing countries. We have awarded funding to individual eye doctors and eye care professionals, some of whom visit small clinics in remote places where eye care is limited, while others engage in research to improve eye care. 

Tanzania 2019

Dr Freddie Burgess

Botswana 2017

Ian McCormick

Malawi 2016

Dr Aaron Jamieson

Egypt 2016
Dr Mahmoud Radwan

Tanzania 2014
Laura Todd

Malawi 2014

Dr Laura Butler 

I travelled to LSFEH to help deliver the 6th annual Paediatric Ophthalmology training course... We hope to publish this data so that we can offer outsiders a window into Paediatric Ophthalmology services in Africa.......                                                                                                            Read more

The aim was to help the local community in Aswan in management of glaucoma in both adults and children as we know that glaucoma is more aggressive in Africa than in Europe. .. I had the opportunity to perform a variety of ophthalmological procedures ....                                                  Read more

I was part of of the Rotary/NHS Fife team which travelled to Patandi college in Arusha to teach tutors visual screening, albinism awareness and low vision rehabilitation.. We tested over 125 children, the majority affected by albinism...                                                                                           Read more                                                                                                    

I I travelled to Blantyre in Malawi to carry out a validation study of a digital tablet based Vernier acuity test designed for children. It is extremely important to identify children who need intervention to correct their vision at an early stage to avoid the devastating consequences of amblyopia and potential blindness in the affected eye                                                                                               Read more

Nepal 2013

Dr Swetha Jeganathan

I had the opportunity to examine more than 1000 patients and perform 17 small incision cataracts. There is something humbling about performing cataract surgery in rural Nepal. Patients often originate from remote regions to attend out reach camps                                                               Read more

Malawi 2013
Dr Rishi Sharma

The Kamuso Central hospital is the main govt run medical facility in Malawi's capital. There are estimates of 2.5/3 million people living in Lilongwe and this facility is the only one to provide care. Malawi has a diabetic incidence of nearly 5% and as there are no screening or early intervention programmes available, a considerable proportion have significant diabetic retinopathy.    Read more

Indonesia 2012
Dr Zia Carrim

A unique opportunity came up for me to join the Orbis team as an Associate Ophthalmologist. This allows a trainee ophthalmologist to join the Orbis Flying hospital team for a short while to gain experience of working in a partnership programme.                                                         Read more

Thai/Burma border 2012
Dr Kurt Spiteri Cornish

The Mai Tao Clinic is situated in Mae Sot in Thailand at the border with Burma. It provides care for the Burmese migrant workers and families who have no access to other health care. Dr Frank Green, a consultant ophthalmologist at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, started the project 22 years ago . He retired in 2011 and has since worked over 30 weeks per year on the project                                           

Swaziland 2011
Dr Conrad Schmoll

This trip was good exposure to a wide range of advanced pathology not commonly seen in the UK: CMV retinitis, ocular cysticerosis, toxoplasma retinitis, Eale's disease, dense cataracts and advanced glaucoma. There were opportunities to perform a large variety of other procedures...    Read more

Nigeria 2010
Dr Rosie Brennan

Malawi 2010
Dr Shyamanga Boorah

Thanks to Fiona's Eye Fund for supporting my attendance at Kenya Retinoblastoma group meeting for our project aiming to improve outcomes for children in Nigeria with sight problems   Read more

My main aim was to strengthen links between Scotland and Malawi and to learn the sutureless extracapsular cataract extraction technique.... I saw approximately 6 post ops, 12 review patients and 12 new patients every morning....                                                                                          Read more

Tanzania 2010
Dr Taha Ahmed

It was a privilege to receive a grant from Fiona's Eye Fund towards my trip to Dar es Salaam.. I performed 38 cases during my 2 week visit, the majority of which were cataracts, the commonest cause of blindness in Africa......                                                                                                    Read More

Tanzania 2009
Dr Fook Chang Lam

I was privileged to have the chance to work in CCBRT disability hospital in Dar es Salaam. Each day children of all ages and adults present at CCBRT from across Tanzania, some having travelled for days. It exposed me to the challenges the healthcare professionals in Africa face.......          Read more


Hospital St Andre De Tinre. I decided to experience the set up of a rural eye hospital. The accommodation is very basic: bed and mosquito nets, electricity encountering frequent power cuts and clean water pumped from under the ground. Patients come from near and far, some having travelled hundreds of miles to get there.                                                            Read more

Benin 2012
Dr L
ik Tai Lim

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