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Nepal Glaucoma Fund

From time to time I am asked by my patients if there is any particular eye charity that I support.  I support the Nepal Glaucoma Fund (nepalglaucomafund.com).  The aim of this is to raise monies for Tilganga Institute of Ophthalmology (TIO), Kathmandu.  This will greatly enhance the management of glaucoma in children.  Obviously, with the background of earthquakes and poverty the funds in Nepal are very limited but all the monies donated for this fund do go directly to the care of children at the hospital.

I have worked in Nepal on a voluntary basis on two occasions.  On the last occasion I volunteered to work at the TIO after receiving a request from the head of glaucoma there, Professor Suman Thapa.  The staff had a particular need for instruction in the use of Ahmed valves which are used in paediatric glaucoma surgery.  I also undertook a series of lectures whilst I was there to the staff at the hospital on the latest advances in eye surgery, the use of implantable telescopes for age-related macular degeneration and the latest updates in the World Health 20/20 Vision Project.

Should you wish to make a donation you can do so as follows:-

By cheque payable to:-

'The Nepal Glaucoma Fund'

c/o Brendan Moriarty , Holly Bank, 21 Lyme Grove, Altrincham, Cheshire. WA14 2AD.

By BACS:-

Account: Nepal Glaucoma Fund

Royal Bank of Scotland

SC: 83-04-25

Acc No: 16434152

Project ORBIS

The ORBIS flying eye hospital is a DC-10 jet which has been converted into a self-contained teaching eye hospital. ORBIS works in developing countries to save sight through hands-on training, public health education and improved access to eye care.

During the time that Mr. Moriarty was the Medical Director of this project, the hospital flew to 12 locations where training was offered to local nurses and doctors, and surgical eye care was given to those who required it. Such surgery would be unavailable to these people any other way.

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deryn.fawcett@optegra.com

From time to time I am asked by my patients if there is any particular eye charity that I support.  I support the Nepal Glaucoma Fund (nepalglaucomafund.com).  The aim of this is to raise monies for Tilganga Institute of Ophthalmology (TIO), Kathmandu.  This will greatly enhance the management of glaucoma in children.  Obviously, with the background of earthquakes and poverty the funds in Nepal are very limited but all the monies donated for this fund do go directly to the care of children at the hospital.