the Stars Foundation in Africa
A cataract operation underway. A cataract can be replaced in under ten minutes and can give the patient full recovery of their vision. The Kenya Society for the Blind is a long standing charity which works to make blind people able to function in the community as a whole. They support children in schools and supply them with Braille writers, specialist teachers,glasses for visually impaired,counseling and other much needed tools. .KSB fund the running costs of a specialist unit at Mbagathi Hospital, a state run hospital in Nairobi. The unit perform cataract operations on a regular basis, here a woman partially blind on both eyes is having the first of two new lenses put in instead of her own lenses, an operation performed by Dr Kipet. The operation takes 10-15 minutes and the patients are usually send home again after one night and will be able to see again almost immediately.