Is a charitable organization based in Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia, works to combat blindness and eye diseases, as blindness has a negative impact on individual and society, many families lost their sponsors due to blindness and eye diseases.
The good news is that 80% of blindness is curable and avoidable through early diagnosis and treatment.
BIF began its work by organizing out-
* Establishing permanent specialized hospitals.
* Conducting free eye camps in far areas, which are deprived of eye care facilities.
The Foundation dispatches mobile eye camps (Al-
Over the last two decades,the foundation; has achieved the following milestones:
* 48 countries in Asia and Africa
* Nearly 750 free eye camps
* Over 2.892 million patients examined & treated.
* Over 250,000 operations (mostly with lens implantation cataract surgery)
* Over 680,000 pairs of reading-
BIF arranges continuous training courses for the medical and technical staff; aiming to develop their skills and increase their abilities.
These training courses include courses for doctors in the different fields of ophthalmology,
Training courses are convened for technical and paramedical staff to improve the performance and experience of this important ophthalmic cadres.
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* Sudan 8 Hospitals * Bangladesh 2 Hospitals * Afghanistan 1 Hospital
* Pakistan 5 Hospitals * Nigeria 2 Hospitals * Yemen 2 Hospitals
* Niger 2 Hospitals
Due to the scarcity of qualified technical staff in ophthalmology in developed countries, the Foundation decided to set up ophthalmic institutes and colleges to uphold the evolution in the educational field of Ophthalmology in developed countries.
The Foundation has set up one training institute in Pakistan, and Makkha Ophthalmic technical College in Sudan.
Now, the management is planning to establish further institutes in Yemen and some African countries
These institutes produce highly qualified ophthalmic technicians capable of assisting in both conventional settings such as hospitals as well as in the mobile camps, in which graduates deal with large numbers of patients, while they are required to provide a distinguished medical care.
Permanent specialized hospitals
The Foundation establishes eye hospitals with comprehensive ophthalmology services
The hospitals have attracted and treated large numbers of patients who could not be treated in the camps.
Presently, BIF has got network eye hospitals in various countries across the world as given below: