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About 150 Cataract surgeries performed at 35th Vision Eye Camp

The International Relief Organization is working in 39 countries Globally

KARACHI: About one hundred fifty cataract surgeries were performed and six hundred patients examined at the Vision Eye Camp organized by Vision Eye Care, an international relief organization dedicated to the prevention of blindness. It is working in 39 countries around the world. It was its 35th cataract surgery project, ‘ in Karachi and Lahore. It was organized in collaboration with Perwaiz Financial Services Limited, CITI Group, Hanananum Foundation, Lotte Akhtar Beverages (Pvt) Ltd, Haimont Group, and Galleria Design.

Group photograph of Korean Eye surgeons and organizers of 360th Vision
Eye Camp in Paksitan organized from February 12th to
February 16th 2024 at Karachi and Lahore.

Three distinguished ophthalmologists, Dr. Donghae Kim, Dr. Dongkwon Lim, and Dr. Mathew Akashi (Medical Director, UCH Lahore), along with four nurses and five volunteers offered quality eye health services at the camp. Having embarked on blindness prevention projects in Pakistan since 2002, Vision Care has played a key role in facilitating patients facing vision impairments. In Lahore, the organization initiated public eye health services in 2006. By offering opportunities for sight restoration, Vision Care endeavors to not only conduct cataract surgeries for low-income groups but also implement eye screening programs and provide magnifiers to those who lack access to adequate medical care. Biannually, Vision Care holds the ‘Vision Eye Camp’ in Pakistan, conducting over 100 cataract surgeries each session.

Mr. Kim Kooboong, Chairman of the Korean Society in Pakistan, lauded the volunteer activities of Koreans, including the Vision Eye Camp, emphasizing their significant contribution to the friendship between both nations. He highlighted the added significance this year, as Pakistani companies actively participated in sponsoring the event.
It may be mentioned here that since its inception in 2002, Vision Eye Care has treated 24,429 patients and performed 3,277 cataract surgeries across seven regions, including Karachi and Lahore.

Vision Eye Care is an international relief organization dedicated to the prevention of blindness, currently working in 39 countries around the world. To date, they have treated over 170,000+ patients and performed 27,000+ sight-restoring surgeries to share the joy of sight-restoring. Vision Care helps those who would not otherwise have access to quality eye care, by providing cataract surgery and other medical services to improve and transform lives. They aim to improve the lives of all people throughout the world who are suffering from vision problems, regardless of their race, color, creed, national origin, or religion.

For further information, contact: AN BYUNGMIN, General Secretary of the Korean Society in Pakistan. bmjunsul@naver.com 0307-163-6406

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