Big Hearted Business



Sep 09


Funny how life works out. Six degrees of separation and all that.

Earlier this year one of our 2h friends put us in touch with Ellex Medical Australia, an Adelaide based ophthalmic equipment manufacturer. Next thing we knew we were chatting to Simon Luscombe and Melanie Young, CEO and CFO of Ellex. These guys quickly recognised the part that they could play in making the world a better place. Within a few short weeks Ellex had reconditioned a $20,000 YAG Laser and boxed it up ready for shipping to Cambodia. The laser will mean greater efficiency, less obtrusive surgery and reduced scar tissue for the removal of cataracts.


In a similar run of events Kate originally met Peter Ingham while recieving her own lens implant at Adelaide Eye and Laser Centre. Since that time many supporters of 2h have independently used Peter’s services. Like Kate the conversation naturally leads to the Sight to Life project and the removal of cataracts in Cambodia. The dripping tap has not been lost on Peter. Adelaide Eye and Laser’s most recent donation is an operating training microscope worth $60,000, making this a valuable piece of equipment for the future fight against avoidable blindness.

On closer inspection it would seem big hearted people find themselves connected … not separated.


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