2018:
Project
development
in Tanzania
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Saint Lucy Foundation

A ray of hope for the visually impaired in regions in need

The Saint Lucy Foundation is an autonomous and independent Swiss foundation founded by a dedicated Swiss couple, both who are retired physicians, with the aim of helping impoverished visually-impaired people across the globe.

All of those involved contribute their time and efforts free of charge and with great dedication and passion to achieve the goal of the foundation so that donations reach as many as possible with the urgently needed treatment.

Saint Lucy Foundation

Take a closer look and protect the disadvantaged against blindness

The Saint Lucy Foundation, established in 2013, has committed itself to reaching as many people as possible in the poorest regions of the world to restore the gift of sight, sharpen their eyesight, prevent eye diseases and improve treatment.

To achieve this goal, the foundation provides surgery, delivers treatment, trains local medical staff, works together with other organizations and finances or supports medical institutions.

For many of the disadvantaged, healthy eyes can mean the first pivotal steps back to leading an independent, self-sufficient life. Join us in giving this opportunity to as many as possible.

From a glimmer of hope to a bright outlook

Across the globe, there are an estimated 39 million people suffering from blindness. Approximately one-half lost their vision because of lens opacity, also referred to as cataracts. Yet this common cause is completely curable with only a short surgical intervention.

2018:
Project
development
in Tanzania

Saint Lucy Foundation

We go where others look away

We focus on treating cataract patients, who represent 50% of the blind worldwide. The causes of cataracts vary, but this condition is usually a sign of ageing. However, in developing regions it occurs 10 to 15 years earlier than it would here. Age-related cataracts are typically caused by metabolic diseases and tissue ageing, but cataracts can also be congenital or the result of injury. The eye lens first becomes clouded and then entirely opaque in a matter of months, until the person affected can only see and discern between light and dark. Just a single operation can restore eyesight to the blind. During the procedure, an artificial lens is placed behind the pupil to replace the opaque lens. Take a look at our photo gallery and see for yourself the gift of sight which we were able to bring – with your donations. Thank you for making this possible.

Site and photo report

Saint Lucy Foundation

Medical team

Under the leadership of medical team PD Dr. med. Martina Knecht-Bösch and PD Dr. med. Pascal Knecht-Bösch, the Saint Lucy Foundation performs diagnostic services, eye surgery and staff training in some of the most impoverished areas around the world. Both doctors, as well as all other participants, donate their time and efforts free of charge and wholeheartedly lend further support by spending a portion of their vacation days working for the foundation.

Medical team

PD Dr. med. Martina Knecht-Bösch

Senior physician, Cornea Department at Vista Diagnostic in Zurich.

See CV

PD Dr. med. Pascal Knecht-Bösch

Managing director and owner of Augenpraxis Centerpassage in Wettingen.

See CV

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Contact

If you would like to join us in helping the visually impaired in some of the poorest parts of the world, please contact us here with your questions, suggestions or targeted donations.

Saint Lucy Foundation
Libellenweg 10
CH-6403 Küssnacht am Rigi

info@st-lucy.com
www.st-lucy.com

Donations

We greatly appreciate any and all support or donation, big or small. Thank you for your donation and for making this ongoing work possible.

Bank
CREDIT SUISSE AG, Schwyz

CHF account
Account number 1159047-51
IBAN CH55 0483 5115 9047 5100 0
Clearing number 4835
BIC / SWIFT CRESCHZZ80A

USD account
Account number 1159047-52
IBAN CH21 0483 5115 9047 5200 0
Clearing number 4835
BIC / SWIFT CRESCHZZ80A