People Eye Care Foundation
The People Eye Care Foundation (PECF) provides free cataract removal surgeries, treatment of diabetic retinopathy and training in the methods of natural eye vision improvement for Thai people in need in rural communities around Thailand.
Each month a team of volunteer ophthalmologist surgeons, nurses and non-medical helpers travel to government hospitals to perform cataract operations, restoring eyesight to as many as 120 patients in a 3 day period.
Since being established, nearly 30 years ago, PECF has restored vision to over 40,000 eyes.
PECF has ambitious plans for the future: ·
- To continue its monthly cataract extraction eye camp programme
- To fund specialist ophthalmology training
- To open a PECF Eye Hospital in Bangkok offering free treatment to the needy
Your support of the Ploenchit Fair allowed BCTFN to donate funds this year towards the costs of their very successful trips which help so many people.