Mobile Eye Hospital
What weighs 14 tons and restores eyesight? The AECP Mobile Eye Hospital is a massive piece of machinery with impressive statistics — it weighs 14 tons, has 408 square feet, is 48 feet long, is 8.5 feet wide and 13.5 feet high — and travels throughout Armenia and provides eye care for those who would otherwise be without. View the state-of-the-art surgical suite and other rooms.
Medical Education and Training is the foundation — the hallmark — of the Project’s five-point strategy to deliver sustainable eye care to the people of Armenia. The Project’s programs, along with an Education Center that includes a $1 Million Wet Lab donated by Pfizer, a library and classrooms have had a profound impact in providing the human resources necessary to deliver eye care.
Low Vision Rooms
The EyeCare Project’s Low Vision Center opens a new world for the visually impaired — the first and only low vision center in the Caucuses — with classrooms and a computer center. A loss of eyesight that makes everyday tasks difficult, a person with low vision may find it difficult or impossible to accomplish activities such as reading, shopping, watching television or recognizing faces.
Center of Excellence
In Armenia the rate of infant blindness was three times the rate in the U.S. before the Project opened its Center of Excellence to Prevent Childhood Blindness. To eliminate infant blindness from ROP — a devastating and blinding eye disease — the EyeCare Project launched a screening, diagnostics, and treatment program saving hundreds of infants from a lifetime of blindness.
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