Slide Show: Eye surgery camp in Somalia
Between March 5 to 28, MSF and Al-Nur screened 3,137 people and operated on 486 of them, giving people back their sight. Eye problems, such as the common cataract (clouding in the lens of the eye), can all too often lead to blindness if untreated. The impact on people's lives is devastating especially in a country where in general many people face a daily struggle to survive.
Internal conflict, a dilapidated healthcare system, and chronic poverty all take a serious toll on people's ability to access healthcare. Eye surgery can have a huge impact on the lives of patients, improving their ability to live a dignified and healthy life. This is the third time MSF has set-up this camp in close cooperation with the Al-Nur Foundation