Eyes For Sumba
The Sumba Eye Program Team
Andrew is a former OA (S.A) President -now OAA is known as OA ,Optometry Australia – in Private Practice in SA and always possessed an interest in helping those less fortunate. He will join the team for the next visit scheduled for August 2015.
(RN) Alison Plain – Chief Ophthalmic Nurse
Alison manages the Nurses for SEP and now works with Helen Postma at RACS to help prepare the many specialist trips that RACS manages during the year.
The Sumba Local Team
New Nurses Elsi and Jovin
The Sumba Foundation
Some of the challenges that the team encounters and is endeavouring to rectify.
Conjunctival cysts, inoperable traumatic corneal scaring, bilateral blindness (vitamin A definciency) cataracts and pterygium are some of the major cases that confront the team.
The Sumba Surgical Teams at Work :
Teaching and performing corrective surgery to the local Sumbanese community.