Like many other countries Uganda is slowly emerging from lockdown. At BCH all staff are required to wear masks and patients are screened at the gate where they have their temperature taken. The eye clinic is open and although numbers have been low due to lockdown they are starting to pick up. The service continues to provide comprehensive community eye care, treating conditions such as conjunctivitis and identifying cataracts and presbyopia/ hyperopia. Over 500 patients have been seen since December last year.
We attach the fifth newsletter from Sight4Bwindi, the team working with the hospital to establish eye care services at BCH.