Today, this island has less than a hundred ophthalmologists for a population of around 12 million.
The Foundation La vue pour la vie – eyesight4life intends to play a key role in the development of ophthalmology in this country to combat endemic blindness.
For this, 3 axes will be developed:
- Screening of the population with the help of traveling vehicles in villages and schools
- The installation of a technical platform to refine the diagnosis following the screening
- Creation of an operating room for the management of surgical pathologies
A regular round of different Swiss and European ophthalmologists will be organized to promote the learning of new techniques to local doctors (medical and surgical).