The patients you see photographed in this exhibition have usually walked for miles, too poor to afford shoes, quite frail and exhausted by the time they arrive at the clinic. The cataract surgery performed for these patients is the difference between night and day. Patients can usually go home within 24 hours with restored vision. The work “Eyes for Africa” performs is life changing as was my journey to Ethiopia.
Edmund Pearce, Lvl 2 Nicholas Building, 37 Swanston Street, Melbourne.
Aug 21 – Sep 07 2013.