Free Cataract Surgery
Mobile Eye Clinics
The Foundation’s mobile eye clinic programs are based in Bali, Lombok and South Kalimantan, and the Bali-based clinics and teams visit other islands of Indonesia with the assistance of the Indonesian Air Force. These sophisticated mobile units take the cataract surgery to the people in their villages. Well-trained ophthalmic surgeons and nurses perform the surgery in a sterile environment, and the post-operative results achieved are excellent.
Hospital-based programs and Outreach Clinics
In Lombok, in addition to providing free cataract operations in a mobile clinic, the Foundation also supports free cataract surgery programs in government hospitals in East Lombok (RSU Dr R Soedjono in Selong) and West Lombok (RSU Patut Patuh Patju in Gerung) where the hospital teams perform the operations, with surgical consumables support from the Foundation.
On a similar basis, the Foundation supports two private outreach clinics in East java to do free cataract surgery for the poor – the Klinik Mata Utama in Gresik and the Klinik Mata Tritya in Surabaya.
Children’s Cataract Surgery
The Foundation has an active program to operate children blind with cataracts. The operations are performed by ophthalmologist Dr Wayan Gde Dharyata under general anaesthetic in the Rumah Sakit Puri Raharja in Denpasar.
Since June 1991, patients have received sight-restoring operations:
(updated to end July 2014)