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Malawi to start Phaco Cataract Operations

So an awesome week, an historic week, and a lot of fun with a few very happy patients! Nkhoma now has a modern ‘phaco’ cataract surgery service!  The first permanent such unit in Malawi.  Fantastic. Although the technique we use for cataract surgery for thousands of operations each year is very very good, and we can perform [...]
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Malawi is worth seeing

This country is beautiful, and surprises me every day. Just 45 minutes drive south is Dedza, the next market town along the road to Blantyre.  If you turn off the main road and drive on the gravel road a few miles towards the Mozambique border, through villages and around a few hills, you come across an [...]
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World Sight Day 2010

As we count down to Vision 2020… Thursday 14th is World Sight Day!  An international day of awareness to focus attention on the global issue of avoidable blindness and visual impairment. 80% of global blindness is avoidable. 4% of the World’s population are blind or severely visually impaired.  That’s four times the population of the UK!  It’s truly [...]
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Nkhoma Mountain

Dr Erik and Dr Naomi De Jong-Vink and baby Fenna Chimwemwe left Nkhoma after 4 years of fantastic work.  Naomi was an excellent obstetrician.  Erik set up the IT system, and it is thanks to him and his team that we have internet here in rural Malawi!  He also worked on the Safe Motherhood programme, [...]
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Screening at the lakeshore

And so we start the year.. We have done our first few cataract operations.  I also saw a 12 year old boy who had a penetrating  pen injury to his eye.  Managed to sort it out in theatre. Steve and Kambewa are driving 200 miles to Mangotchi and Machinga, near the lakeshore, tomorrow to meet the district [...]
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