Ndanda

Cataract Camp

From 11/4/2022 to 23/4/2022, Dr. Winfried Grasbon, an eye specialist from Germany, has visited us again in Ndanda. It is already his 5th assignment in Ndanda and his 94th (!) in Tanzania.
He is supported by his team of local nurses as well as the staff of our eye clinic. And three doctors, who are finalizing their specialization of ophthalmology in Dar Es Salaam. They are attending the camp in order to gain practical experience. One of them, Dr. Hussein Mjaliwa, is sponsored by our hospital and he will come back to Ndanda after finishing his specialization by end of this year.

Dr. Grasbon and his team managed to perform 79 cataract operations within not more than 2 weeks. Patients had to pay a contribution of 150.000 TSh (equal to 60 €) for the service of operation, admission and food.
Many patients report with late stage of cataract causing them to be are almost or completely blind. After the operation, the can see again with normal vision.
The commitment of Dr. Grasbon is very remarkable and even more impressive in consideration of his age of not less than 83 years.