Eye Camp in Dadaab, August 2021

There is a huge need in eye care services in Kenya and most of the needy people are found in the rural part of this country where these services are not available.

Safe Surgical Aid eye team travelled to the refugee camps in Nothern Kenya for an eye camp has benefited many who could not access such services culminating to better vision and improved quality of life.

The Dadaab Cataract Eye Camp was conducted courtesy of Safe Surgical Aid in collaboration with Medecins Sans Frontierers (MSF-East Africa) and UNHCR. The camp was hosted by MSF Swiss at Dagahley hospital. It was fully sponsored by United Hands Relief & Development, a charity organization from the United State of America.

Overall Patient Statistics

  • 412 patients screened, among them:
  • 205 successful surgeries were done.
  • 22 patients are for referrals (most were children for pediatric, ophthalmologist review).
  • 3 patients declined surgery.
  • 78 rebooked for next camp.
  • 48 patients were issued with medication.

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