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Montag, 31. Januar 2011

Now, we can see ...



Dear Friends of Ladakh, liebe Freunde Ladakhs,

anbei eine Information von live2love.org, einer Organisation unter der Schirmherrschaft von HH. 12th Gyalwang Drukpa.

Im August 2011 soll ein drittes Eye-Camp in Ladakh durchgeführt werden.

Helft den Leuten wieder zu sehen, dann können sie auch die Maskentänze wieder
anschauen und gutes Karma damit erwerben.

Weitere Informationen, sobald sie mir vorliegen an dieser Stelle.

Ob ich 2011 im August vor Ort sein kann, ist heute noch nicht abzusehen, dann gäbe
es natürlich einen direkten Bericht von vor Ort.

Darüber hinaus gibt es ja auch immer noch diese Brillen-Sammelaktionen hier in Deutschland & Verteilprojekte an alte Menschen in Ladakh & Zanskar.

Liebe Grüße

Thomas Wilden
Foto-Journalist
Germany

"Coming out of the Dark", Eye Camp & Cataract Surgery



For second time, Live to Love International teams up with Tilganga Institute of Ophthalomology in Nepal, co-founded by Dr. Sanduk Ruit, to organize an eye camp in March 2011. Dr Ruit is a renowned eye surgeon whose innovative small-incision cataract surgery utilizing inexpensive intraocular lenses has enabled hundreds of thousands of poor cataract patients of Nepal and other countries to restore eyesight. Druk White Lotus Clinic in Kathmandu will also actively participate this forthcoming eye camp by providing support in terms of facilities as well as trained human resource. Click here to see updated list of benefactors.
KEY FACTS ABOUT VISUAL IMPAIRMENT & BLINDNESS

Source: World Health Organization (WHO)

* About 314 million people are visually impaired worldwide, 45 million of them are blind.
* Most people with visual impairment are older, and females are more at risk at every age, in every part of the world.
* About 87% of the world's visually impaired live in developing countries.
* The number of people blinded by infectious diseases has been greatly reduced, but age-related impairment is increasing.
* Cataract remains the leading cause of blindness globally, except in the most developed countries.
* Correction of refractive errors could give normal vision to more than 12 million children (ages five to 15).
* About 85% of all visual impairment is avoidable globally.

SITUATION IN NEPAL

The blindness situation is dire in developing countries such as Nepal. 50% of the avoidable blindness is caused by cataract. The per capita income of an average Nepalese is around US$1,100 (2008 estimate) and 42% of the population live below poverty line. Most people with impaired vision cannot afford a cataract surgery, which on average costs about $3,279 per eye (source: www.AllAboutVision.com).
COST OF SURGERY FOR EYE CAMP

With the collaboration with Tilganga Institute of Ophthalomology and a more experienced team of volunteers at the Druk White Lotus Clinic, together with a better equipped set of facilities made possible through excess funds raised during the 1st Eye Camp in March 2010, the cost of each surgery for every pair of eyes for the 2nd Eye Camp is now reduced significantly to US$150. (click here for a short report on the 1st Live To Love Eye Camp)



As we will be running a 3rd Eye Camp in August 2011 in Ladakh (Indian Himalayas), a lot of support will be needed.

SOURCE: http://www.live2love.org/whats-happening?id=76

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