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Saving Sight In Rural Community

Access to basic medical care has increased around the developing world, and PETRONAS supports this effort by bringing specialised eye care to the rural communities. Since the early 1980s we have contributed towards saving the sight of people in local rural communities.
 
Mobile Eye Clinic and Operating Theatre - Sayang Mata
Our partnership with the Tun Hussein Onn National Eye Hospital began in 1986 as part of our efforts to help eliminate preventable blindness by extending eye screening and treatment services to rural areas in Malaysia.
 
Currently, PETRONAS sponsors a Mobile Eye Clinic and a Mobile Eye Operating Theatre which make regular weekend visits to rural communities to provide ophthalmic services including eye screening, corrective and surgical procedures. Offering free treatment for the disadvantaged, these mobile units are staffed by volunteer nurses and specialists from the hospital.
 
ORBIS Flying Eye Hospital
ORBIS is a non-profit humanitarian organisation devoted to blindness prevention and treatment in developing countries.
 
At the heart of ORBIS’ sight-saving work is the Flying Eye Hospital, a DC-10 wide-body aircraft converted into a state-of-the-art teaching and treatment facility that has serviced more than 75 countries since 1982.
 
PETRONAS has sponsored fuel for the aircraft that has carried many of the world’s leading surgeons who contribute their time to perform surgery and teach aboard the aircraft in programmes specifically designed to suit the needs of host countries.
 
Visit ORBIS' website at www.orbis.org