Tag Archives: Optometry

Al-Basar Medical Team: Giving Light to Thousands of People

The Al-Basar medical team from Sudan successfully completed their Eritrea eye treatment medical mission
The Al-Basar medical team from Sudan have successfully completed their Eritrea medical mission by carrying out around 1,281 restorative surgeries, distributing 3,700 glasses and providing 6,000 treatment supplies.

BY HABTOM TESFAMICHAEL | SHABAIT

Parallel to the efforts being made to provide secure, affordable and quality health service, the Ministry of Health (MoH) has been working, in collaboration with partners, to provide medical assistance from friendly institutions to participate in the medical efforts of the Ministry to provide special assistance to people who need expertise surgeries. Continue reading Al-Basar Medical Team: Giving Light to Thousands of People

Eritrea Meets V2020 Goal for Refractive Errors Human Resources

A Landmark Achievement. VISION 2020 is a global initiative that aims to eliminate avoidable blindness by the year 2020. 

BY BRIEN HOLDEN VISION INSTITUTE

After 9 years of running optometry training program, Asmara College of Health Sciences (now Asmara University Orotta College of Medicine and Health Sciences) in Eritrea produced the country’s first optometrists. Continue reading Eritrea Meets V2020 Goal for Refractive Errors Human Resources

Eritrea: The only African country Producing Intraocular Lenses

Established by world’s renowned Australian Ophthalmologist, the Eritrea based Fred Hollows Intraocular Laboratory (IOL) is the only of its kind in Africa.

BY TESFANEWS

As 600,000 Africans goes blind every year as a result of Cataract, demands for intraocular lenses produced by the only Intraocular Lens Laboratory on the African continent shows a significant increase. Continue reading Eritrea: The only African country Producing Intraocular Lenses