Nov 08

Eye Clinic gets generous boost from Capricorn Foundation

Many Namibians rely on the Government’s healthcare services, which include optometry. The Ministry of Health and Social Services Eye Clinic at the Central Hospital in Windhoek was established for this purpose, to support patients with treatment and restore the vision of those who are visually impaired. The Capricorn Foundation recently donated essential equipment valued at N$250,000 to the Eye Clinic in Namibia, providing crucial support for individuals with visual impairments.

The eye care team operates across Namibia through various smaller eye clinics, outreach campaigns and at the Intermediate Hospital Oshakati and Windhoek Central Hospital. The Capricorn Foundation purchased four new slit lamps for the Windhoek Central Hospital Eye Clinic and the Oshakati State Hospital. Slit lamps are essential tools for the detailed examination of the eye. These state-of-the-art instruments will play a significant role in diagnosing and monitoring patients with visual problems.

“Health is one of the Capricorn Foundation’s primary focus areas, and as Connectors of Positive Change, we are proud to partner with the Eye Clinic in supporting visually impaired patients across Namibia to receive treatment for preventable blindness and other visual impairments. We know that through the Eye Clinic, we are helping to improve the quality of optometry in public eye clinics. The Eye Clinic has already made great strides by recently assisting 598 patients with cataract operations. We applaud Dr Helena Ndume and her dedicated team for their commitment and dedication in running the Eye Clinic in a professional manner and for reaching out to patients in rural areas, changing the lives of many Namibians,” said Marlize Horn, Executive Officer of the Capricorn Foundation.