Cataract Blitz 2015
The eleventh cataract blitz to celebrate the annual Eye Care Awareness Week was hosted on 1 October this year. We were able to perform cataract operations on 41 destitute patients. This achievement was made possible with the generous support of local and national businesses. As always the ophthalmologists working in Horizon Eye Care Centre as well as four anaesthetists (from Haumann & Partners and Skoltramed), gave their time for free, whilst Horizon Eye Care Centre sponsored the theatre time, supplied the personnel and also the food for the patients. The nursing students from the Department of Nursing at the UFS also helped in the ward us to manage our patients . The patients that received cataract operations all said there were very blessed to receive the gift of sight! It will no doubt change their lives significantly!
The companies that contributed generously were:
- Alcon Laboratories
- Earth Medical / Whetu Trading
- Genop Healthacre
- Viking Medical & Surgical
- Surgical and Ophthalmic Supplies
Bloemfontein companies that contributed financially:
- Big Sky Coaches
- Interstate Buslines
- SA Truck Bodies
We received support from:
- De Molen Pharmacy
- Stander Caterers
- Tsebo Cleaning Services
- Van Rensburg Pathologists
Thank you also to our administrative and nursing personnel. Without you this day would not have been possible!
Nurses Day 12 May 2015
Nurses Day was commemorated on 12 May 2014. A small token of our appreciation was handed to each nurse on the day. Horizon Eye Care wishes to thank her nursing staff for the dedication to our patients' wellbeing, the respect with which you treat each and every patient that walks through our doors, and the support to the doctors and Horizon Eye Care. We appreciate your efforts! Keep up the good work!
Eye Care Awareness Month
The Eye Care Awareness Week is annually hosted during October. During this week, the focus is on alleviating cataract blindness. Eye hospitals usually perform pro bono cataract operations on indigent patients.
Glaucoma awareness month
During the month of January people are made aware of the dangers glaucoma. If it goes undetected and not treated, the disease can lead to blindness.
Cataract Blitz - 13 November 2014
Our cataract blitz was hosted on 13 November 2014. We were privileged to have been able to do cataract extractions on 49 destitute patients. This annual event is made possible with the generous support of our doctors, suppliers and other businesses. The seven ophthalmologists who did the operations, gave their time for free, as did the four anesthetists. Horizon Eye Care Centre sponsored the theatre time and personnel. An unique feature this year was the financial support received from three local businesses, namely Interstate Bus Lines
, SA Truck Bodies
and Big Sky Coaches