About the International Eye Foundation
IEF's Prevention and Treatment Program
Through treating and preventing eye disease that causes blindness, the International Eye Foundation restores dignity, productivity, and hope to people in the developing world— where nine out of 10 blind people live. We have the tools to change lives.
Four diseases are responsible for 80% of the World's Blindness
IEF's blindness treatment and prevention efforts are addressing the major causes of sight loss.
IEF is improving the quality of cataract surgery and enabling all patients to receive an intra-ocular lens to restore vision.
Trachoma, an infectious disease, is being reduced with antibiotic treatment, improved access to water and better hygiene.
IEF made it possible for 1.5 million people in Cameroon and Malawi to receive Mectizan®, a tablet that when ingested once a year kills the parasites causing "river blindness."
- Childhood Blindness
IEF continues to focus on reducing the causes of childhood blindness and Vitamin A deficiency, while improving pediatric eye care services worldwide.
The IEF's blindness prevention and sight saving programs are funded by governmental, foundation, and corporate contributors, as well as individuals like you who generously donate online. Our website showcases our successes and our breadth of services to the developing world. Feel free to contact us with specific questions or requests. [ SightReach® Management ]