Negev Project Vision
Older people and other high risk people are at increased risk of several eye diseases, including age-related macular degeneration (AMD), cataracts, and glaucoma.
Negev Project Vision (NPV), Spitzer Department of Social Work, Ben Gurion University has been addressing these vision problems through screening and follow up for high risk people including Ethiopian and Russian speaking immigrants, Bedouin and other people with limited access to service for more than 15 years.
In cooperation with Kupat Holim Clalit and the Department of Ophthalmology, Soroka Medical Center, more than 40,000 people have received NPV service.
NPV is a community based initiative, linking students and faculty of Ben Gurion University with medical and other eye care specialists, to promote research and education through community service.
Recognized by the Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs as a model initiative for dissemination, NPV has received much attention for its efforts and accomplishments.