Vusu’s story – Eye Care Awareness Week 2013

During Eye Care Awareness Week in October 2013, Dr. Johann Krüger from The Tygervalley Eye & Laser Centre in Bellville offered his services for free to perform several cataract operations.

Some of these patients have been on waiting lists for cataract surgery at state hospitals for years. The Khangella Eye Theatre at The Tygervalley Eye & Laser Centre offered its theatre facilities free of charge and other companies sponsored the intra-ocular lenses and other materials and eye drops that are used during the procedure.

Vusu van Donder was one of these patients. Leona Meyer was a regular customer of this very friendly petrol attendant at her local service station. After becoming aware of his very poor eye sight in his one eye she contacted us in an attempt to help improve his sight.

After an initial consultation it was discovered that he had a very dense cataract in his right eye. He underwent very successful surgery in October and his potential vision has improved from light perception only to 20/20 (100%) within two weeks! We are so grateful for his Good Samaritan, Leona, for initiating this life changing experience in Vusu’s life.

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