SUPPORT and RESEARCH
Dr Conrad Schmoll
The greatest privilege a doctor has is to offer skills and expertise to people in need. 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 also opportunities to perform a large variety of other ophthalmological procedures Read More
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. Words cannot express how rewarding the visit was.
Dr Rosie Brennan
Thanks to the trustees of Fiona's Eye Fund for supporting my attendance at Kenya Retinoblastoma strategy group meeting for our project aiming to improve outcomes for children in Kano, Nigeria with sight problems.
Dr Fook Chang Lam
I was privileged to have the chance of working at (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. This visit has exposed to me to the challenges that healthcare professionals in Africa face in challenging socioeconomic circumstances and an underdeveloped national infrastructure
Dr Shyamanga Boorah
My main aims during this trip were to help strengthen the links between Scotland and Malawi and to learn the sutureless extracapsular cataract extraction technique... I saw approx 6 post ops, 12 review patients and 12 new patients every morning.
Support and Research
We fund projects which we feel satisfy the remit of the fund to improve eye care in developing countries. We have awarded funding to individual eye doctors, some of whom visit small clinics in remote places where eyecare is limited, some engaged in research to improve eyecare
We fund projects which we feel 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 eyecare is limited, some engaged in research to improve eyecare.
Dr Mahmoud Radwan
The aim of this trip 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 large variety of ophthalmological procedures and gain experience from the team...
Dr Frederick Burgess
In November 2019 I travelled to Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, thanks to funding from Fiona's Eye Fund.I spent a week at the ophthalmic department of Muhimbi National hospital, joining a study which plansto look at biochemical markers, genetic and lifestyle related species.This study is geared towards clinical exposure to disease in Dar es Salaam........ . Read more
Dr Aaron Jamieson
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 the working life of paediatric ophthalmology services providing cataract surgery in Africa..
The project was' A Review of Spectacle Compliance and its Determinants in a School Visions Screening pilot'.... I followed up 193 children across 19 schools.... aim to roll out school vision screening to other regions next year. This will provide all schoolchildren with access to eye care in a country where human resource shortages mean most would otherwise go without... Read more
Laura Todd (Orthoptic Support worker)
I was part of the Rotary/NHS Fife team which travelled to Patandi college in Arusha, northern Tanzania to teach tutors visual screening, albinism awareness and low vision rehabilitation.... Over the course of the visit we tested over 125 children, the majority affected by albinism.
Dr Laura Butler
I travelled to Blantyre in Malawi to carry out a validation study of a newly developed digital tablet based Vernier acuity test designed for children... The testing of infant acuity is extremely important in identifying children who need intervention to correct their vision at an early stage in order to avoid the devastating consequences of amblyopia and potential blindness in the affected eye.
Dr Zia Carrim
A unique opportunity came up for me to join the Orbis team as an Associate Ophthalmologist. This relatively new role allows a trainee ophthalmologist to join the Orbis Flying Eye Hospital (FEH) team for a short period of time to gain first hand experience of working in a partnership programme. I had the privilege of joining FEH on the second visit to Surabaya, Indonesia in March 2012
Dr Lik Tai Lim
Hospital St Andre De Tinre. I decided to experience for myself the set up of a rural eye hospital... The accommodation is very basic, with bed and mosquito nettings, electricity encountering frequent power cuts and clean water pumped up for the underground water supply. Patients come from near and far, some having to travel hundreds of miles to get there. Some patients even have to sleep under mango trees.
Dr Rishi Sharma
The Kamuzo Central hospital is the main government run medical facility in Malawi's capital. There are estimates of 2.5 to 3 million people living in Lilongwe and this facitlity is the only one to provide eye care for them. 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
Thai/Burma Border 2012
Dr Kurt Spiteri Cornish,
The Mae Tao Clinic is situated in Mae Sot, in Thailand at the border with Burma. It provides care for the Burmese migrant workers who have no access to the Thai health care system. Mr. Frank Green, until last year a consultant ophthalmologist at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, started the project 22 years ago with regular short visits to the area. He retired in April 2011 and since then has been working over 30 weeks per year on the project.