Cookies

Like most websites The Ophthalmologist uses cookies. In order to deliver a personalized, responsive service and to improve the site, we remember and store information about how you use it. Learn more.
Subspecialties Cataract, Retina

Global Ophthalmology

Visions of Zambia

This selection of images are from “Visions of Zambia,” an exhibition of portraits by artist Tim Benson in support of Orbis. The project, a collaboration between Orbis and Benson, was conducted to raise awareness of avoidable blindness through sharing the stories of patients at the Kitwe Hospital Eye Annexe in Zambia, Africa. As part of the project, Benson traveled to Zambia to meet patients and health staff trained by Orbis medical volunteers. The resulting oil paintings capturing children and adult patients, parents and carers, as well as traditional healers, are available for purchase with 80 percent of the proceeds going to the support of global Orbis work.

Larry Benjamin, Consultant Ophthalmologist and Orbis Volunteer and Trustee, says: “Tim Benson’s visit to Kitwe Eye Annexe in Zambia, a hospital that is very dear to me and one which I have been heavily involved with, has shone a light on the people and the emotions of those receiving treatment. His beautiful work captures the hopes and fears of patients and their families as they seek help for their vision loss.”

For more information on the project or paintings please contact visions@orbis.org.uk

Alisha

Alisha was just four months old when she had her first surgery to correct her eyesight. She has undergone treatment for both cataract and squint. Originally, her mother’s family told her not to take Alisha to hospital, for fear that they might remove her daughter’s eye.

Art of Ophthalmology
Research
Global Ophthalmology
In The clinic

Read the full article now

Log in or register to read this article in full and gain access to The Ophthalmologist’s entire content archive. It’s FREE and always will be!

Login

Or register now - it’s free and always will be!

You will benefit from:

  • Unlimited access to ALL articles
  • News, interviews & opinions from leading industry experts
  • Receive print (and PDF) copies of The Ophthalmologist magazine
Register

Or Login via Social Media

By clicking on any of the above social media links, you are agreeing to our Privacy Notice.

About the Author

Ruth Steer

Register to The Ophthalmologist

Register to access our FREE online portfolio, request the magazine in print and manage your preferences.

You will benefit from:

  • Unlimited access to ALL articles
  • News, interviews & opinions from leading industry experts
  • Receive print (and PDF) copies of The Ophthalmologist magazine

Register