Stopping Preventable Visual Impairment In Children and Adolescents

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Our Philosophy


Light for Sight is uniting clinical institutions, research groups, patient organizations and the private sector in order to achieve one mission to eliminate severe visual impairment among all children and adolescents with keratoconus. The flagship program of Light for Sight is “Light for Sight 21”, which  aims to reduce severe visual impairment among children and adolescents with Down Syndrome, who have a very high prevalence for the disease.

What we do


Outreach   To promote awareness among patient groups (and families)

Education   To improve (vision) healthcare professional awareness

Partners   To create a network of screening/treatment referral sites

Financing   To provide medical coverage for at-need patients

Research  To investigate, understand and treat the cause of keratoconus

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Down keratoconus patient from Tajikistan treated in Teheran

Noor Eye Clinic, Teheran, Iran. Many thanks to our Reference Site in Teheran, Iran, for treating this 30 year-old Down Syndrome ...
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World Champion in Swimming treated by customized CXL

ELZA Institute, Dietikon Zurich, Switzerland. Mannie Ng is the reigning DSISO World Record Holder for the 100 m Back Stroke (1:38.05) ...
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Light for Sight raises awareness about keratoconus in children

Ocular Surgery News. Light for Sight is uniting clinical institutions, research groups, patient organizations and the private sector in order to ...
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Cross-Linking in children and adolescents, 2015 update

  European Society for Cataract and Refractive Surgery, annual meeting Barcelona 2015. The ELZA member Prof. Farhad Hafezi speaks about best practice models ...
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Cross-Linking in children: distinct early improvement at 12 weeks after CXL

CXL for progressive keratoconus in a 12-year-old boy from San Francisco that came to ELZA for treatment. The topography shows a remarkable ...
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Light for Sight 21. Inauguration Greece reference center.

World Down Syndrome Day 2015, Greece. Ophthalmica.gr holds a press conference on the opening of the LfS21 Reference Center in Thessaloniki ...
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