ABOUT 100 people will benefit from a free eye clinic in Ba organised by the Fred Hollows Foundation New Zealand through the Pacific Eye Institute this week.
Foundation communications officer Patrick Rose said the response for eye surgeries was significant, adding between 20 and 25 bookings for cataract surgery are made every day.
"Our team is working very hard at seeing all the patients that have been scheduled," Mr Rose said.
He said the team was using one room at the Ba Mission Hospital where two doctors could operate on two patients.
The medical team, consisting of four doctors and eight nurses, visit the West once every year to help the underprivileged.
"We have seen many of these people after visiting local hospitals, they get referred to us and it's amazing to be able to do this for them.
"We do almost seven to eight outreach programs per year and also try to work with nurses on the ground to help us identify what problems people have.
"Some of our helpers are from Fiji and some even from overseas like Solomon Islands, Nepal and Australia."
Mr Rose said the clinics would start from 8am and go on until 7pm.
"Some of our doctors even go until midnight because they are focused on helping the people."
The clinic will conclude on Friday and is being held at the Ba Mission Hospital.