Western Article – The Observer

Western article
As reported in The Observer

“With help from organisations such as American Friends of Jamaica, the Rollin M. Gerstacker Foundation, the Garner Foundation, and American Airlines, the scope of EHI’s 2012 mission went far beyond the direct treatment of over 500 patients.Their assistance helped us to purchase a portable GDx (glaucoma diagnosis machine), as well as a surgical microscope and operating table that allowed EHI volunteers to screen patients for optic nerve damage, and conduct surgeries,” the EHI founder said.

EHI has provided two complete exam rooms, an auto-refractor, optical lab, and thousands of reading glasses and sunglasses for the Grange Hill community in the parish. The Noel Holmes Hospital also benefited from its efforts with the installation of a brand new surgical microscope and table. “The team is committed to the region and the ability to outfit Hanover with state-of-the-art ophthalmic equipment.

With support from the Ministry of Health, the Grange-Kendal Health Center, and the Noel Holmes Hospital, EHI has been able to establish a more stable presence in the area, and we intend to continue to provide quality eye care to those who need it,” Cross stated.