Mr Robert Jusu, 50, a truck driver was forced to give up driving because of his deteriorating vision. Samousa Keita, 34, faced constant ridicule because of the crossed eyes he had since birth. Florence, Elishe and Aminata were born with congenital cataract and their parents were worried about their future. All of them successfully underwent advanced surgeries at the Liberia Eye Centre located in Monrovia. Robert believes that the eye is the most important gift in the world. He is extremely delighted to get his vision back and is looking forward to a more fulfilling career. Samousa, a social worker, cannot thank his doctor enough for correcting his squint, and pledges to bring more and more people to the centre who are in need of eye care. The parents of the three young kids, who were unable to see earlier, are elated that their little ones are no longer blinded for life. The happy smiles on the faces of these patients is ample reward for the visiting doctors from LVPEI in India who offer tertiary level eye care, and spread smiles in Liberia, Africa.
There are many more such happy patients who receive quality eye care services every day at the centre that was inaugurated last year in July 2017. In addition to the permanent team deployed there, subspecialty doctors from LVPEI visit the centre on a periodic basis to treat complex cases. In the nine months since establishment, the centre has examined 6,495 outpatients and performed 478 surgeries.