Noor Dubai Foundation, a charitable organisation based in the UAE, has completed a campaign to prevent blindness in Casablanca, Morocco.
This is the second mobile eye camp conducted by the organisation in 2015 and the camp was supported by Dubai Islamic Humanitarian Foundation, a subsidiary of Dubai Islamic Bank).
More than 4,000 eye examinations were carried out, with 404 surgeries conducted, a statement said.
Dr Manal Taryam, CEO of Noor Dubai Foundation, said: “During this camp, held at Mohammed Sekkat Hospital, Ain-Chock, Casablanca, we conducted 4,200 examinations, 1,500 people were given eye-glasses and medications, and 404 surgeries were conducted to treat patients who suffered from treatable blindness and visual impairment.”
Dr Taryam said surgical intervention was needed for cases such as cataracts, the leading cause of blindness in the Kingdom, with approximately 300,000 individuals affected by them.
Dr Taryam added that the Foundation will conduct another two-day visit in July to follow-up on patients who went underwent eye surgery.