The organization has its roots in the United Kingdom. It has helped millions of people with eye problems around the world. It receives donations from different well-wishers to finance its operations. It has been operating for more than six decades by providing the medical help to vulnerable members in the society. One of the main challenges in the treatment of eye problems is the lack of enough medical practitioners to do the work. To bridge the gap, Sight Savers trains thousands of individuals to join their workforce and continue doing the good work of restoring sight to the blind. According to research, a significant portion of the individuals with eye complications has no access to quality healthcare.
Sight Savers uses modern technology to offer health services to their clients. One of the initiatives that the organization has launched is an application that is meant to help the medical practitioners to conduct cataract surgery more effectively. The new application was released at the World Ophthalmology Congress. The name of the innovation is BOOST. With the help of the application, the cataract surgeons can keep track of their activities to ensure the success of the operation. The innovation aims to help the low-income earners who cannot afford to move to the health facilities from time to time. The surgeon can store the data from the operation for future reference when the patient comes for a follow-up.
The information stored on the application is used by the health practitioners to make decisions on the best form of treatment for the patient. If the surgeon finds out that the operation was not successful, they may perform another surgery to rectify the possible errors. According to research by a group of health professionals, the surgeons should conduct a test immediately after the operation to determine its success. The surgeons in any part of the world can download the application for free. The project was funded by the Standard Chartered Bank and other well-wishers such as The Fred Hollows Foundation, and Orbis International. The application is expected to improve the experience of millions of patients with eye complications.