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Fred Hollows

Fred got things done. He always pushed for change and, because of that, put in motion a legacy to end avoidable blindness. In his time as a humanitarian and eye surgeon, Fred helped restore eyesight to thousands of people in Australia and overseas.

An unstoppable vision

Like Fred, we're working towards a world where no person is unnecessarily blind. For everyone, no matter whether they're rich or poor, to have the right to high quality and affordable eye care.

Fred's life

I believe the basic attribute of mankind is to look after each other. I believe the basic attribute of mankind is to look after each other.

I believe the basic attribute of mankind is to look after each other.

- Fred Hollows
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Today, we're continuing the work Fred set out to do – restoring sight, fighting for change and empowering communities. We're proud to say that in 2014, we achieved exactly that.

Continuing Fred's work

The Fred Hollows Foundation now works in more than 25 countries and has restored sight to over two million people worldwide. This couldn’t have been achieved without the overwhelming support of the Australian public. We’re as determined now as ever to end avoidable blindness. 4 out of 5 people who are blind don't need to be – there remains so much to do.

It's obscene to let people go blind when they don't have to.
- Fred Hollows

Fred's work continues very much in the way it started: by just getting on with it. The Foundation trains doctors, nurses and healthcare workers, distributes antibiotics, raises money for much needed equipment and medical facilities and performs eye operations exactly like the ones Fred did more than 30 years ago.

What we're doing is giving these people the chance to help themselves. We are giving them independence.
- Fred Hollows

When someone's sight is restored, it gives people the chance for a better life. They're able to work, go to school and provide for their families. Fred believed that everyone, no matter whether they were rich or poor, had the right to affordable eye care. Our work won't stop until the injustice of avoidable blindness is completely eradicated in Australia and in the rest of the world.

We believe, without a doubt, this will one day be accomplished.

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