|Namaste from Baluwa|
|I am a giant! Raaaarh!|
We tested 175 people throughout the day and identified 21 people in need of cataract surguries. There surguries will be performed at the eye hospital in Banepa. The great news is that 6 of these people have already come for surgery in the few days following the camp. The remainder will come as they can. Unfortunately some of the very old are alone in the village, many are alone because younger family members are heading off to Kathmandu or overseas for work. They are unable to come in for surgery on their own - due to their almost complete blindness. We are hoping to organise for a group to travel in together to ensure they can get the surgery they need.
|These two photos show how a cataract can affect vision, first 6/6 (normal) vision|
|Second 6/60 vision, many people we test have even worse vision than 6/60. It is only a $20 operation to turn this picture back into the one above it|