EYE-SEE PROJECT

Eye-See ~ 3 K Children ~ FY 2016

The primary goal of the FoH Eye-See Project is to detect glaucoma during early childhood while the disease is still in its early development stages. 
The focus the FoH Eye-See Project is on raising glaucoma awareness and preventing blindness. The goal for this year’s program schedule is to generate enough funding to target 3,000 kids in fiscal year 2016 (in Zambia, Malawi, and Kenya) with on-campus eye screening and testing, and funding for their eye treatment.


The Silent Thief of Sight
: Glaucoma is also referred to as the “Silent thief of Sight.” *Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness in the world. *There is NO CURE for glaucoma. *Everyone is at risk for glaucoma. *There are no early warning symptoms. *It is estimated that over 67 million people have glaucoma worldwide; 6 million of whom are blind.
The goal of any treatment is to prevent loss of vision, as vision loss from glaucoma is irreversible. The good news is that glaucoma can be managed if detected early, and that with medical and/or surgical treatment, most people with glaucoma will not lose their sight. Therefore, the Eye-See Project targets children because most who would have glaucoma would be in their early stages of its development. Caught early, a child has the opportunity to live a productive life by preserving most of their visual field. 

HOWEVER, WE CAN NOT DO THIS WITH OUT YOUR HELP. For more info on the FoH Eye-See Project visit: FOH EYE SEE PROJECT.

Sincerely,

Ntambo
FoH Eye-See Project Director
Email: eyeseeproject@faceofharvest.org