Madagascar has the second highest incidence of cataracts in the world.So the ‘Eye team’ performs and important role in Mandritsara and regions beyond.
- Vicky Hopley, an optometerist from the UK
- Edmond, a refractionist, and
- Jean, a health care assistant
The eye team makes regular trips to Mananarara (on the east coast) and Bealanana (to the north west), performing cataract surgery in areas that would normally involve the patients walking three days or more to Mandritsara.
The team also links up with Hoveraid medical trips twice a year. Also, as part of seeking to establish a medical and church planting work the team has made trips to Maintirano on the west coast.