Tag Archives: Intraocular Lense

Towards A Trachoma-Free Eritrea

The goal was made clear – to reach a Trachoma-Free nation by 2020

The National Blindness Prevention and Control program has set a goal to make a national impact assessment in 2018, a surveillance program in 2019 and declare trachoma free Eritrea by 2020. (© ARCHIVE ANTHONY SUAU)


Trachoma is an eye disease and one of the many causes for people’s loss of vision and blindness. It is one of the eighteen underestimated tropical diseases that infected around a billion people with lower standard of living.

According to the 2016 WHO Alliance for GET 2020 Database, 200 million people live in areas where trachoma is highly likely to spread. At the moment, 2.2 million of the world population has developed a vision problem due to trachoma. Out of this figure, it is sad to see the 1.2 million have already become blind. Continue reading Towards A Trachoma-Free Eritrea

Fred Hollows IOL Laboratory Exporting State of the Art Lenses

Established by world’s renowned Australian Ophthalmologist, the Eritrea based Fred Hollows Intraocular Laboratory (IOL) produces millions of state-of-the-art intraocular lenses for export.

By Eritrea Mission to AU,

The Fred Hollows IOL Laboratory was established in Asmara in 1994 with the financial and technical support provided by the Fred Hollows Foundation in Australia with the express intention of providing high quality affordable Intra-Ocular Lenses (IOLs) for use in extra-capsular cataract extraction and lens replacement surgery. Continue reading Fred Hollows IOL Laboratory Exporting State of the Art Lenses