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Uganda Project – Part 7

We were in a different district – Buyende – for our next clinic, so we had a different OCO working with us.  OCOs are Ophthalmic Clinical Officers who are trained to give eye examinations following initiatives set up by Vision … Continue reading

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Uganda Project – Part 6

Despite our visit not being in typical Ugandan rainy season, we woke to another thunderstorm, with torrential rain that had been falling since at least 2am.  In some ways the rain was a blessing – all the buildings we used … Continue reading

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Uganda Project – Part 5

Our first venue was Budoma school where we were given a whole classroom with barred windows (read: window-sized gaps in the brickwork) and huge craters in the concrete floor that meant we had to be careful not to rick an … Continue reading

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Uganda Project – Part 4

On our second day we had an early start to head to our clinic at Kiyunga Health Centre near Luuka.  The day hadn’t been terribly well organised, with the OCO expecting our own driver to travel off and fetch the … Continue reading

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Uganda Project – Part 3

We arrived at Bugembe Health Centre near Jinja for our first clinic to find that a group of patients, including several albinos, were waiting for us.  Albinism comes hand in glove with several eye conditions, such as nystagmus (an involuntary, … Continue reading

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Uganda Project – Part 2

As we travelled through the streets of Kampala, I had cause to wonder when on earth Ugandans sleep!  We’d finally gotten to bed at gone midnight, the streets still a hive of activity, and fallen asleep to the sound of … Continue reading

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Uganda Project – Part 1

After over 24 hours travelling and a lengthy delay at Dubai airport, it was past 10pm when our somewhat travel-worn team of 5 (4 Optometrists and 1 Dispensing Optician) arrived at Entebbe Airport, meaning that our first glimpses of Uganda … Continue reading

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