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All He Needed Was…

All He Needed Was…

a pair of glasses!  Hussein began losing his vision in third grade and by seventh grade, had to DROP OUT because he could not see.  His first stop at Lighthouse was with our Chaplain, David.  There, Hussein received not only hope of seeing again, but the greatest...

Welcome David Sawe!

Welcome David Sawe!

Our new Clinical Officer, David Sawe comes to us from Tenwek Mission Hospital in Western Kenya.  He has been a C.O. since 1998 and then trained in Opthalmology from 2007-2009.  He is from Rift Valley, Bomet area but is excited to follow the Lord to Mombasa where he...

The Rest of the Story

The Rest of the Story

Dr. Fredrick Korir may have had to turn down a perfectly good camel payment for saving this man’s sight, but twinkling eyes, fresh with vision, are satisfaction enough here at Lighthouse. Cataract surgery was successful on both eyes for this dear man and we all...

Jump for Joy with Mohammed!

Jump for Joy with Mohammed!

This little 4 year old was pulled out of pre-school when his local clinic was unable to fix the double cataracts that developed in his eyes. But when his parents heard about Lighthouse, they had renewed hope! Both cataracts were able to be removed and Mohammed is...

Meet Serah

Meet Serah

Serah was left alone 20 years ago when her husband died.  With no nearby children or relatives to support her, she was relegated to the fringes, selling charcoal on the side of the road.  When something lodged in her eye, all seemed lost as her vision dimmed.  She...

World Glaucoma Week

World Glaucoma Week

Lighthouse will be participating in a  collaborative project with the World Glaucoma Association to create awareness that glaucoma is a chronic disease that can best be managed with regular checkups. We are looking forward to screening patients and passing out some...

Volunteers’ Views

Volunteers’ Views

This past June, my colleague Dr. Tosin Smith and I had a wonderful week at the Lighthouse for Christ Mission in Mombasa, Kenya.   This was my sixth trip to the mission over the past 16 years, and the first trip to Mombasa for Dr. Smith.   Dr. Matende had prepared...

Doctor’s Diaries: Dr. Matende

Doctor’s Diaries: Dr. Matende

When Mohamed Abdulahi first came into my office, he was shy and lacking the normal confidence of a 13 year old boy. He had dropped out of formal school because of his inability to see which had also caused various social challenges. His vision problem was due to a...

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