In 1994 MOSS
bought and equipped a Landover for ophthalmic field work and
sent this over together with a large quantity of medication
and spectacle frames by ship.
educational posters and an ‘eye game’ to help fight
blindness due to a lack of vitamin A.
stock two new ophthalmic clinics in Antsirabe and
Fianarantsoa, have purchased a portable operating microscope
and a biometry machine (calculates the strength of the
artificial lens needed in cataract surgery) to enable a more
modern approach to cataract surgery.
Malagasy doctor as an Ophthalmic surgeon in Tanzania. Dr
Naivo now works in Tomasina. We have sponsored 3 Malagasy
Ophthalmologists to attend courses in Community Eye Care so
that services can be delivered to the more rural parts.
the production of two 24 part radio series on ‘eye/general
health’ transmitted all over the country in association with
SARIVOLANA’ – a project
set up by
The Dodwell Trust.
2004 MOSS donated a YAG laser machine (the first in
Madagascar) to help provide a centre of excellence for
cataract surgery and so reduce the barriers to eye health
first MOSS Scholarship was awarded in 2004 to Dr Tony
Randriamora (a Malagasy Ophthalmologist) to have a 1 year
training in a retinal service centre in Bordeaux.
Donation of 2 autorefractors to
instigate childhood refraction program in Antananarivo and Fianarantsoa.
Publication of joint
Sponsors of Lyons First Sight outreach
Supporting the new refraction, low
vision and Ophthalmic nursing services.