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Expanding the teaching and screening in the Philippines

18 June, 2020

Since 2013, Foresight has been able to restore sight to over 1,000 people, many of them children who have been blind since birth. Due to increasing need to restore sight in the Northern region of Luzon, in the past two years Foresight, in partnership with Open Heart International and the Rotary Club Turramurra have been …

40 years on – Prof Billson’s latest trip to Bangladesh

18 June, 2020

In February this year, Prof Frank Billson returned to Bangladesh for yet another trip. During his time there, he was honoured to receive a Gold medal for his long-standing contribution to eye health and education for the people of Bangladesh which spanned over more than 40 years. It was after his first visit in Bangladesh …

Foresight’s Founder, Prof Billson receives a gold medal in Bangladesh

9 March, 2020

Foresight’s Founder, Prof Billson receives a gold medal in Bangladesh During the 47th anniversary of the Chittagong Eye Infirmary and Training Complex (CEITC) on the 10th February 2020, Prof Frank Billson was awarded a gold medal for his long-standing contribution to eye health and education for the people of Bangladesh. Prof Billson’s commitment to the …

Providing valuable training in the Philippines

16 December, 2019

Further training was provided in Santiago City for the local nurses and support staff, as well as equipment supply. Continuous training adds a more sustainable increase in the capacity to undertake local cataract blindness procedures in the future. The success of the training was highlighted when in May this year Foresight completed its seventh tour …

Achieving sustainability in Bangladesh

26 November, 2019

Achieving sustainability in Bangladesh It has been over 40 years since Professor Billson went to Chittagong and helped build the Eye Infirmary Hospital and the Training Complex. In his many visits, he trained staff and developed the facility which in turn was able to create outreach programs. In 2003 the facility celebrated one million sight-saving …

Rona will be able to live a normal life

26 November, 2019

Rona will be able to live a normal life Five years old Rona had poor eyesight for a while and had difficulty seeing objects at a distance. Unfortunately, she and her family lived three hours away from the hospital and could not afford either trip or the 20,000 pesos (about $600) required for surgery. Luckily, …