OUR VISION IS CLEAR
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Achievements

  • 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.

  • Produced educational posters and an ‘eye game’ to help fight blindness due to a lack of vitamin A.

  • Helped to 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.

  • Trained a 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.

  • Helped in the production of two 24 part radio series on ‘eye/general health’ transmitted all over the country in association with ‘Radio SARIVOLANA’ – a project set up by The Dodwell Trust.

  • In 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 care.

  • The 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 research projects.

  • Sponsors of Lyons First Sight outreach cataract program.

  • Supporting the new refraction, low vision and Ophthalmic nursing services.

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