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Sara hears the sound of restored sight

22 May, 2017

“I came into the hospital the day after surgery and heard a cacophony coming from the waiting room. All our patients were chatting and laughing. I wondered what was so funny, and the nurses explained that they were all seeing each other for the first time! They were recognising each other’s voices from when they …

In Focus: The Solomon Islands  

20 May, 2017

Q and A with A/Prof. Geoffrey Painter AM What has been Foresight’s commitment to the Solomon Islands? The Solomon Islands have been a key focus for Foresight’s work for more than 20 years. We have worked with the Solomon Islands Government and Ophthalmology Department to build a sustainable eye program with an emphasis on education, training, …

Assoc Prof Geoffrey Painter receives Australia Day Honours

21 February, 2017

Congratulations to Foresight’s medical advisor, team leader and board member, Associate Professor Geoffrey Painter who was awarded a Member (AM) in the general division of the Order of Australia for significant service to medicine in the field of ophthalmology, and to international relations, particularly to eye health in Asia and the Pacific. Assoc Prof Painter …

Meet Our New Chairman, Kevin Gardner

2 June, 2016

Two minutes with Kevin Meet our new chairman, Kevin Gardner. Thank you for your continued support and interest in Foresight and the work we do to help cure and prevent blindness, and empower the communities that we touch. This important work is only possible thanks to our donors. What role do our supporters play? Being …

35 Years On – Founder Frank’s Vision is Clear

2 June, 2016

35 Years On – Founder Frank’s Vision is Clear Our founder, Professor Frank Billson AO, has had a distinguished career in ophthalmology, but his work in preventing and treating blindness in the developing world is his continuing legacy. Frank says Foresight began with a letter in 1978 from Bangladeshi ophthalmologist and freedom fighter Dr Rabiul …

Update from the Philippines – April 2016

1 June, 2016

Update from the Philippines – April 2016 In April, our small team of volunteers including two nurses, an anaesthetist and a registrar, travelled to the Adventist Hospital at Santiago City in the Philippines under the leadership of Foresight’s medical advisor and director, Associate Professor Geoffrey Painter. “It was our fifth surgical trip to the hospital …