Orbis in Bangladesh 2010

Orbis is committed to eliminating avoidable blindness in developing countries through hands-on training, public health education and improved access to eye care for those who are most disadvantaged. They work in partnership with institutions in developing nations so that they can provide services to patients in the long-term.

They have worked closely with Islamia Eye Hospital and through this partnership they can now provide ocular care in rural areas such as Jamalpur, Barisal and Naogan through Islamia’s team of doctors and nurses.

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  • Islamia Eye Hospital, Dhaka
  • Doctor BM Saifur Rahman checks for clear sight after cataract surgery. Barisal Hospital
  • Young boy with a childhood cataract. More than 15,000 children in Bangladesh are suffering from this blinding condition. They need urgent sight restoring surgery, otherwise they will be permanently blinded.
  • Community outreach program near Jamalpur
  • Community outreach program near Jamalpur
  • One month after cataract surgery
  • Bipul Baroi was blind for one year before he had cataracts in both eyes removed
  • Community outreach program near Jamalpur
  • Mobarak Ali Howlader
  • Community outreach program near Jamalpur
  • Community outreach program near Jamalpur. Medication
  • Ms. Samsun Nahar. 70 years old. She had been blind for years and was reliant on her son for everything.
  • Ms. Halima Begum. 45 years old. She has been completely blind for the past two years and reliant on her youngest daughter. This picture was taken two hours after cataract surgery. She now has perfect vision.
  • Md. Ruhul Amin could not work for six months before his cataracts were removed
  • Ms Reshanan and daughter Megla one month after cataract surgery in her left eye. Her husband left her when she was blinded in both eyes by cataracts.