Following the eye screening clinic which took place last month the first eye surgery has been completed for those with cataracts.
We are very grateful to a trust who donated the money for this life changing work to take place in rural Northern Uganda.
This is Roba Milton a 56 year old from Matu. He said:
"Before the operation, my first eye problem started in March 2021, the tw0 eyes were both affected, it hurts so much. The two eyes were not seeing completely. They have to move me with a guiding hand. It was so challenging. I struggled a lot. When I received the news about the eye project for the Diocese of Liwolo, I was so excited and asked my people to take me to Mijale for the screening, which was done. And now, after the first operation of the the right eye, I can see again, am so grateful and hopeful in the doctors that the left eye too will be operated successfully.
I am so delighted to CRESS UK/ DOL for supporting us with this eye Surgery. Personally, I am grateful for the work which was extended to us freely without pay. I couldn’t miss this golden opportunity. I have missed the opportunity to be taken to the clinic but because I couldn’t afford. There are no funds. I come from a very poor family where finding money is very hard because we did not go to school.
Thank you so much. God bless you and the doctors for the works of their hands.
Looking forward to restoring my vision through this eye surgery. You are a blessing to my life even at the old age."
"After the operation of the second eye, I could not wait for the next day for the cotton to be removed, the following morning, about 9am, when the cotton was removed, I was so glad when both of my eyes could see. I am so happy because both my eyes can see now. Thank you once again CRESS UK/DOL and the doctors for for restoring my sight back. I did not believe trhat I will ever see again.
May God bless you abundantly and reward you. Continue sharing the light to many whose eyes have been darkened with blindness in our community."
Before the operation, my eyes have not been seeing well for two years. The left one is fairly good but the right one is worse. One of the eyes was paining so much, it hurt most of the time.
The night of the operation was a little challenging with so much pain. Now it is fair, with the medication going on, I believe it will be okay.
Am glad I am able to see some distance away. I am so grateful to CRESS UK/ DOL for supporting us with this eye surgery - beginning with the screening and now the surgery.
I personally, am thankful for the work which was brought to us, up to where we live in Mijale. Its been very expensive to get eye care, we can’t afford it, when the chance came, I welcomed it with two hands and am glad to be a beneficiary of this great eye work.
May God give you guide you through this project Thank you so much. God bless you all including the doctors for the successful operation.
This is Toe Edward a 60 year old from Letimekor, Mijale. He said:
"Before the operation, I haven’t been seeing well. It has been affected since 3 years ago. It started with one eye, then after a year, I can only see what is close, only one meter away. One of the eyes was paining so much, it hurt most of the time.
After the operation, the pain was fair that night, but the following day, the pain has gone.
I can now see a distance of 5 meters. I am so thankful to CRESS UK/ DOL for supporting us with this eye project beginning with the screening and now the surgery.
As a beneficiary, I am so happy for the support. May God give you more wisdom on this eye project to extend this again in the future as many of our people are affected. Also teach our children to learn how to operate on our eyes so that the project will stay with us for lifetime.
Again thank you so much. God bless you. "