How Your Donation Makes a Difference
SGD45/USD30 can fully cover the cost of one biological test tube or one speculum (to control the eyelid during surgery)
SGD70/USD50 can fully cover the cost of one Cyclodialysis Spatula (used to reposition the iris)
SGD110/USD75 can fully cover the cost of one instrument tray
SGD330/USD233 can fully cover the cost of one set of cautery cords (to cauterize cuts)
About Campaignends 28 Feb 2017, 11:59 PM
Orbis focuses on building the capacity of our partners. We focus on sustainable practices such as training and infrastructure, rather than solely doing surgeries. We pass on skills so that communities continue to receive quality eye care even after we leave the program site.
We will implement a 2-week Flying Eye Hospital program in Can Tho as part of our long-term Country Program work in Vietnam in May 2017. The FEH will partner with Can Tho Eye Hospital to build capacity for child and adult eye health.
As Can Tho Eye Hospital is our new partner, they need a considerable amount of equipment purchase and upgrade. They lack several essential equipment and do not have sufficient instruments to ensure safe and efficient sterilization.
Some Essential Equipment:
2 x Kelly Punch (SGD1000/USD700 each) - Essential for Glaucoma (a type of eye condition) surgeries
2 x Cautery Cords (SGD330/USD283 each) - Essential for Cauterization (burning a part of a body to close it off to prevent infection) - Can Tho Eye Hospital is currently using open flame to do this!
1 x AED (SGD2850/USD2000) - The hospital and the ambulance does not have an AED (for cardiac arrests)
1 x Assistant Microscope (SGD4200/USD2950) - Required for Hands-on training
*If the item you have selected have already been sponsored by another, the funds will go towards buying other equipment.
About the Charity
253 million people in the world are visually impaired. But 3 out of 4 of them - millions - are needlessly blind, just because they can't get the eye care that so many of us take for granted in Singapore. Orbis is an international non-profit organisation that transforms lives through the prevention and treatment of blindness. With our network of partners, we mentor, train and inspire local teams so they can save sight in their communities. We focus on training, capacity building and partnership because we know these are some of the best and most sustainable ways to help improve eye care services. By helping countries build the know-how, systems and support they need to deliver eye care to their people on their own, we work together as one to ensure no one loses their sight to a preventable or treatable disease.