In 1996, CBR Effata started treatment, surgery and rehabilitation of persons with eye problems. CBR Effata has an eye team with Nigerian staff. These are medically trained and have undergone specific “Eye Care” training at the National Eye Hospital in Kano.
Twice a week the team goes into the communities for Eye outreach. This allows many people to be helped on the spot, according to the principle of community-based rehabilitation.
People with eye problems who cannot be treated in their village will be sent to the centre of CBR Effata in Omorodu. A Nigerian ophthalmologist visits every month.
Most common causes for surgery are cataracts and glaucoma. In 2020, almost 8,000 people were consulted and 476 patients operated.