A young Vietnamese patient wearing an eye dressing looks out of the Flying Eye Hospital window

Where we work

Vietnam currently has about 02 million blind people and poor eyesight. The leading cause to blindness is cataract, followed by diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, and refractive errors. More than 80% of blindness cases in the country can be cured. Learn more about where we work and the communities we help around the country-all thanks to your support.

  • Office in Hanoi
  • Current site in 7 provinces / municipalities
  • Reactivate site in 1 province
  • New site in 6 provinces / municipalities
  • Pediatric eye care in 6 provinces / municipalities
  • Vision Center in 3 provinces / municipalities
  • Flying Eye Hospital project in 6 provinces / cities
  • DR Screening in 7 provinces / municipalities
  • DR Treatment in 3 provinces / municipalities
  • ROP Screening in 12 provinces / municipalities
  • ROP Treatment in 8 provinces / municipalities

Orbis in Vietnam

We began collaborating with Vietnam’s ophthalmic communities through hospital-based projects in 1996. A permanent office was established in Hanoi in 2003. Orbis has been providing the highest level of expertise to support the development of eye care services and blindness prevention in Vietnam – especially in the areas of retinopathy of prematurity (ROP), pediatric and cataract services and in establishing an eye bank.

Since 2015, Orbis has worked to strengthen the eye health system in the country, focusing on the quality of services and human resources.

Our Strategies

  • Develop and scale up a system for early detection and treatment for Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Improve the pediatric eye care and access to eye care services for children
  • Strengthen the ophthalmic education and training in Vietnam
  • Strengthen health policies and practices to improve eye care service delivery and blindness prevention

Our Projects

In the past few years, we have succeeded with several projects in many Vietnam’s provinces. Take a look at our highlight projects below.

In Hanoi:

  • Project "Improve the capacity of child eye care in Vietnam through cooperation with the Vietnam National Institute of Ophthalmology"
  • The Flying Eye Hospital in 2015

In Hue:

  • Project “Developing child eye care services in Central Vietnam”
  • The Flying Eye Hospital 2015

In Quang Binh, Quang Tri:

  • Project “Developing child eye care services in Central Vietnam”

In Can Tho:

  • Project “Lighting for children and people over 50 in the Mekong Delta region”
  • The Flying Eye Hospital 2017

In Ca Mau:

  • Project “Lighting for children and people over 50 in the Mekong Delta region”

In Binh Dinh:

  • Project “Developing child eye care services in Binh Dinh”
  • The Flying Eye Hospital 2017

In Ho Chi Minh:

  • Project “Comprehensive eye care for diabetic patients in the South”
  • The Flying Eye Hospital 2008

In Da Nang:

  • The Flying Eye Hospital 2006, 2008, 2010 & 2012
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