Eye screening and operating programs were conducted in Larantuka and Ruteng, Flores NTT. During these programs 4,318 people with vision problems were checked and 526 blind people received sight-restoring operations.
Many thanks to Nine Links Foundation and the Tong Foundation who supported these programs, and special thanks to Komunitas Cinta Kasih for their support and cooperation.
During the Ruteng program 21 blind children were identified when our team conducted eye checks at a local school for disabled children. Six were operated during the program and the remaining 15 will be operated in a special surgical visit scheduled for October.