The Cusco Project
On site help that counts
The raw figures are alarming: Worldwide there are 150 million people suffering from disorders of the eye and visually impaired persons, 45 million people are blind, 90% of them in poor countries.
According to the World Health Organisation (WHO) in 80% of these cases blindness can be prevented or remedied by prophylactic measures or medical interventions.
This assumes the availability of adequate medical equipment, suitable infrastructure and well-trained doctors.
Partner for eye surgery aid projects
The aim of the platform is to collect used and no longer used ophthalmic surgical instruments and devices, repair them and make them available to physicians for ophthalmic surgical operations abroad.
Sankara Geuder Competence Center
The Geuder Training centre in India
We support the training of eye surgeons and eye care professionals in India at the Sankara Geuder Competence Center (SGCC) in Bangalore. The need for professionally trained ophthalmologists in India is unquestionably high. The regional requirement is estimated to be approximately 25,000 ophthalmologists and more than 20,000 ophthalmology professionals.