For Broader Exchange
The Central Committee of the Korean Federation for Protection of the Disabled sets it as one of its major activities for recovery of physical disabilities to cure amblyopia caused by cataract and has since long promoted cooperation with the Tilganga Eye Center of Nepal supported by the Australia Fred Hollows Foundation in order to prevent and cure this disease.
At the invitation of the Central Committee of the KFPD, a delegation of the Tilganga Eye Center of Nepal headed by Dr. Reeta Grung visited the DPRK from September 10 to 23, 2013. The delegation performed over 800 operations of cataract at Pyongyang Ophthalmic Hospital and the North Phyongan Provincial People’s Hospital.During its stay the delegation gave short courses to the ophthalmologists at those hospitals and donated lots of ophthalmic instruments and materials, including three microscopes for operation, an ultrasonic A-scan, portable slit lamps and more than 6,000 artificial crystalline lens.It also held a discussion with the Central Committee of the KFPD about technical matters arising in conducting the Rapid Assessment for Avoidable Blindness from 2014.
The Central Committee of the KFPD will, in the future, too, promote cooperation with larger numbers of international organizations and national associations in the field of treating eyesight troubles.