Help Carlo restore his sight!
- By: Eyes2Eyes
- Short URL: https://www.backabuddy.co.za/help-carlo-restore-his-sight
Please help Carlo restore his sight!
Carlo's life will be changed forever if we can help him restore his sight. He has only a 5% vision and is desperate to work and live a whole life. Throughout his school years, no one fully understood the impact of his increasingly poor sight. ( on his education and personal development. )
With great determination, he finished Grade 12 despite being unable to read or write easily. But his sight has continued to deteriorate over the years. Now at 23 years old, Carlo cannot work or even go outside without help.
Carlo has an eye disease called keratoconus, which has damaged his corneas. This causes him to see only dark shadows and a thick haze.
Because of his vision loss, Carlo has become withdrawn and isolated. Of course, he is also unable to work and depends on a minimal government grant. This is not the future he dreamed of, and he is desperate to live a healthy, independent life achieving his potential.
At a trial fitting of scleral lenses, he commented on how different his parents looked. (Can you imagine not knowing what your parents look like!?)
His vision improved so dramatically that he could see the driving line (6/9) on the eye chart. Custom-designed scleral lenses are his only hope of seeing again - he can't wear ordinary contact lenses or glasses.
All these avenues have already been exhausted. Public hospitals don't fund these specialist lenses. Carlo is seeking assistance from the Eyes2Eyes Foundation to have his lenses custom designed and made in a specialist laboratory in New Zealand.
Contributions to Carlo's campaign will cover the following costs :
- Lens Design
- Lens Manufacture
- All follow-up consultations, monitoring and evaluation for six months
- OCT Scans
- Patient and family support
- Jun 28, 2022 - R 2 000.00
We support Carlo Lindt on his journey towards independence!" - Rachel Goliath for Carlo Lindt
- Jun 23, 2022 - R 200.00
- "God bless " - Engelbrecht
Eyes2Eyes is a registered Non-Profit Organisation passionate about changing the lives of people with avoidable blindness from cornea disease. Through the supply of new diagnostic technology and highly customised scleral lenses to patients with cornea disease in South Africa, we are giving people the gift of sight and reducing the devastating impact of blindness.
We are also raising awareness about the need for the procurement of cornea tissue within our own borders. At the moment, cornea tissue is imported at great expense. Please consider registering as an organ and tissue donor in South Africa, and if you do, please have the conversation with your family, who ultimately makes the decision on your demise.
If you'd like to chat with us about how corneas are procured, please don't hesitate. The procedure is gentle and does not disfigure the donor.