Eye Care Awareness Week 2012

We are extremely proud to say that we have once again had a very successful Eye Care Awareness Week at the Pretoria Eye Institute. We managed to perform 404 free cataract surgeries for our underprivileged patients during the week of 8 - 12 October 2012. We would like to thank all our sponsors for their support in making this week possible. Then as always thank you to our staff for putting in the extra hours and really going the extra mile for our patients. Thank you to all the anaesthetists who gladly offer up their time and services for free. Then to all our Ophthalmologists who performed surgeries during the week, we thank you for your exceptional work. We hope to help even more patients in 2013!

Eye Care Awareness Week

According to Vision2020 - The Right to Sight ( ) -
Globally, cataract is the single most important cause of blindness,
and cataract surgery has been shown to be one of the most cost-effective
health-care interventions.

Cataract is the leading cause of blindness in South Africa,
responsible for about 50% of the prevalence of blindness and,
identified as a national health priority.
Since the inception of the Eye Care Awareness Week in 2006,
the Pretoria Eye Institute has been able to assist
2605 patients with free cataract surgery.

Giving these patients the “Right to Sight”, would not have been
possible without the help of our dedicated staff, the free time
offered by the Ophthalmologists and Anaesthetists,
as well as the support of surgical and pharmaceutical companies

This year during Eye Care Awareness Week from 8 - 12 October 2012,
the Pretoria Eye Institute, will be performing cataract surgery
on more than 400 needy patients.
Case of the Week