Hellen Keller said: "Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of overcoming it”

After traveling for days in sometimes difficult circumstances and a long day of surgery you are physically and mentally exhausted. Everyone is instantly revitalized when we walk towards the hospital, or temporary hospital in the school hall, you cannot but be deeply moved by the joyous singing of people who have been blind for years and can now see.


Cataracts plaque Africa and we cannot possibly help even a small percentage of all these people, we can however make a big difference in a small number of these peoples lives.


Dr Coetzee worked as a consultant for Doctors for life and African Vision.

Inhambane Mozambique eye surgery 2014