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Bali Eye Clinic

Details Directorate: International

Project Leader: Carolyn Earle

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Funds Required: N/A

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Approved: 199#

 

Description With help from John Fawcett, for many years visiting Australian Bali Eye Clinic doctors have performed eye surgery for Balinese with cataracts or other eye conditions. They’ve used a bus as a mobile operating theatre to reach outlying Balinese villages.

 

Now operating theatres in the Rotary renovated Eye Hospital (formerly a Leprosarium) are also used for surgical training. Local doctors are trained to perform delicate eye surgery, allowing them to carry on the good work when Australian doctors depart.

 

 

Heirisson’s role and criticality to success The Rotary Club of Heirisson made a significant cash donation, topped up by a Rotary International Matching Grant, to renovate and equip the training facility.

 

Part of a strategic relationship or partnering/alliance? John Fawcett Foundation via other Rotary clubs

 

What difference will the Project/Program make? The clinics program primarily helps remove cataracts, restoring sight to many Balinese who would otherwise go blind. A relatively simple procedure changes the life not only of the patient, but their families and community.

 

Other Benefits (Include sustainability of benefits, fun to do, recognition for Heirisson)