Village Vision 2020
The Village Vision 2020 project will be conducted as part of the Symbiosis Primary Eye Care Service (SPECS) project, the aim of which is: Supporting sustainable development by reducing low vision and blindness with a focus on primary eye care, eye health education and training of skilled eye care personnel.
UCF is proud to report this is the fifth year Symbiosis have successfully applied for a small grant to support their provision of eye care, specifically eye cataract surgery, in Bangladesh.
- Facilitate improved quality of life and development participation for the poor by providing primary eye care and treating blindness caused by cataracts
- Strengthen Symbiosis’ grassroots development work by building trust through demonstrating practical care and concern
- Screening of patients: Symbiosis will conduct vision screening for around 200 people and will provide low cost eye care treatment as required
- Identifying cataract patients: Symbiosis will determine the 20 most needy patients from those identified as being blind due to bilateral cataracts
- Surgery provision: Symbiosis will arrange transport to and from Mymensingh and cataract surgery (utilising intra-ocular lenses) for 20 patients through the BNSB eye hospital
- Post-operative care and assistance: Symbiosis will provide post-operative care to the 20 patients to reduce the risk of complications
The directors of UCF were pleased once again to contribute a grant of $2,000 to the Village Vision project for 2020 and congratulate Symbiosis International on the continuation of this important programme.