According to the World Health Organization 90% of blindness and vision impairment occurs in developing countries. Blindness is caused by treatable conditions left unexamined: cataracts, glaucoma, uncorrected refractive error and diabetic eye disease. Developing countries, like Haiti, offer few eyecare options for populations who live in abject poverty. C2C is committed to tackling this problem for our vulnerable patient population.
In partnership with Justinien Hospital, a government-run teaching hospital in Cap-Haitien, we recently hosted an eye clinic at our Acul du Nord location. We screened and treated approximately 100 patients for vision problems and cataracts.