Monday, October 14, 2013

LOFOB to launch 2013 sight restoration campaign in partnership with the Cape Eye Hospital

Philip Bam - Executive Director of the League of Friends of the Blind or LOFOB joined us to talk about their 2013 sight restoration campaign in partnership with the Cape Eye Hospital. This year’s campaign will assist 100 impoverished individuals with free cataract removal and lens replacement surgery as cataracts remain the leading cause of blindness worldwide and state hospitals are inundated with requests for cataract removal and lens replacement surgery. LOFOB is honoured to be part of an initiative that transforms lives and builds brighter futures and therefore emphasises the importance of having regular eye examinations and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Individuals most at risk of blindness include those living with diabetes, hypertension, HIV, adults over the age of 40 and individuals with a family history of visual impairment. For further information you can contact LFOB on (021) 705 3753 or send an email to info@lofob.org.za alternatively visit www.lofob.org.za

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