“Through the ORBIS Lens” is a collection of photos showcasing the issues surrounding global eye health. Each week ORBIS will share our best photographs highlighting our efforts to eliminate avoidable blindness around the world.
“I am old, so when I have peace in my eyes, I just want to continue to help my family at home,” said sixty-seven-year-old Sakoyya Kalaano of Nalaya Sefer village in Konso, Ethiopia. He smiled after receiving Trachoma Trichiasis (TT) surgery by an ORBIS trained Integrated Eye Care Worker (IECW)at Karat Health Center last week. TT surgery is conducted to correct trichasis, a painful complication of repeated trachoma infection which causes eye lids to turn inward and eye lashes to scrape the cornea. Eventually, if left untreated, this can lead to blindness.
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Photo: Geoff Oliver Bugbee