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    A mobile eye clinic to prevent blindness in Holocaust survivors

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    Since 2006, the Liriot organization’s Mobile Eye Clinic has traveled around Israel offering disadvantaged people free vision screenings.

    In 2016, the focus is on Holocaust survivors: 4,000 of them will have had a complete checkup before being referred, if need be, to the appropriate facilities and treatments.

    Carrying all the necessary equipment, the mobile clinic reaches survivors in places they frequent on a regular basis. Optometrists and ophthalmologists specializing in age-related eye diseases (glaucoma, macular degeneration, etc.) perform the exams.

    In 2014, the checkups detected over 450 cases of early vision loss. In addition, the prevention and screening of simple conditions, such as myopia, has helped improve quality of life for many people.

    The Foundation for the Memory of the Shoah supports this program.

     

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    Mobile Eye Clinic Project Manager

    Zidkiyaho Baruch

    Email: zidky@eyes.org.il

    More information

     

    Consultation ophtalmo

    Un survivant de la Shoah en consultation d'ophtalmologie. Photo : Liriot

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    Contact

    Responsable du projet Mobile Eye Clinic

    Zidkiyaho Baruch

    Email : zidky@eyes.org.il

    Plus d'information (en anglais)

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