Project Leader: Carolyn Earle
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|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)|