Up Close at an Eye Clinic in Ghana

A Dutch photojournalist takes photos a remote eye clinic in Ghana to see how the world is tackling preventable blindness.

Dutch photojournalist Marielle van Uitert has just returned from a trip to Ghana where she photographed patients with cataracts who are undergoing eye surgery at remote camps.

Van Uitert traveled to this dangerous region with the the Eye Care Foundation, an organization that travels to remote sites and sets up eye camps where they perform simple surgeries that restore villager's sight. Van Uitert's photos are shot at the Garu Eye Clinic in Bawku, in the Ghana hinterlands, 1,000 miles from Accra. Her photographic essay introduces you to the many lives that will be changed that day, as a result of this life-changing surgery at the clinic. Some of the patients have more than 100 miles to undergo these surgeries.

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