The loss of sight is a frightening prospect for all of us. The routines and activities we took for granted are now hugely difficult, if not impossible tasks. For families where the main source of income has suffered a loss of sight, the outcomes can be beyond devastating – no income, most likely plunged into poverty and an uncertain future. A major cause of sight loss are cataracts.
It's people living below the poverty line; sometimes in isolated rural locations or in an urban setting where cost and waiting times are prohibitive, that suffer the most. With low or no income coming in at all, cataract surgeries are often ignored, resulting in blindness.
We're working in Bangladesh, Pakistan and Iraq with local surgeries to provide simple life changing cataract operations. We can only do this with your help and generous donations. Take a look below to find out why a simple cataract operation can be life changing in so many ways. Restoring sight, restoring lives.