Grey Mist Lifting

Welcome to Grey Mist Lifting!

We named our blog Grey Mist Lifting because this expression – or words like it – are commonly heard in the clinics we support. When the bandages come off after cataract surgery, patients often describe what they are experiencing. For example; “Yesterday, all I could see was a grey mist. Today, the mist has lifted. I can see again.”

We hope you enjoy the posts and we invite you to comment and join the conversation!

Helping eye cancer patients from India and around the world

Categories: Hospitals, India, Our Work
Four-year-old Rounak from India was diagnosed with retinoblastoma. It was too late to save his left eye, but thanks to the doctors at the Operation Eyesight Universal Institute for Eye Cancer, his right eye – and his remaining vision – were saved! Rounak received specialized, integrated treatment at the Institute, all at no charge to his parents, who otherwise could not afford the treatment needed to save their son’s life. Today, Rounak is cancer-free. He’s a happy child and is attending school. With continued support from Operation Eyesight’s donors, many more children like Rounak will receive life-saving treatment at the Operation Eyesight Universal Institute for Eye Cancer. [Photo courtesy of LVPEI]
Sight restored. Cancer beaten. Lives saved! And all thanks to our generous donors! In September 2015, we opened the Operation Eyesight Universal Institute for Eye Cancer in India in response to the shocking fact that every day, four children in India are born with eye cancer. Through its early detection and integrated treatments programs, the… Continue Reading Helping eye cancer patients from India and around the world

Seeds for a long-time donor planted 50 years ago

Categories: Donors
Childhood sweethearts Carol and George.
Carol Harris of New Brunswick made the news in 2013, when she married George Raynes. They first met in grade 1 in 1936. During a class production of Sleeping Beauty in grade 3, George, who wasn’t supposed to kiss Carol, “laid a big wet one on her.” The two stayed in touch and, after George’s… Continue Reading Seeds for a long-time donor planted 50 years ago

Working together to provide more eye care services in Kenya

Categories: Kenya, Prevention
The new eye unit will provide sight-restoration and blindness prevention services for thousands of people in Uasin Gishu County, Kenya.
On World Sight Day 2016, we opened the Huruma Sub-County Hospital Eye Unit in Eldoret, Kenya. The Eye Unit was built by Operation Eyesight (through Standard Chartered Bank’s Seeing is Believing program) and the Uasin Gishu county government. Thanks to our donors’ generosity, we were able to equip the eye unit and provide training for… Continue Reading Working together to provide more eye care services in Kenya

Life-threatening illness averted for toddler

Categories: Ghana, Our Work
Awemboro has clear, healthy eyes today, thanks to donors like you!
If you’ve ever known a child who’s been very ill, you’ll understand what the parents of little Awemboro recently went through. The three-year-old had always been fairly healthy, until one day, when his mother Helina noticed that his eye looked red. Unfortunately, she didn’t have any medication for it, and by the next day, her… Continue Reading Life-threatening illness averted for toddler

Making dreams come true: A Calgary nurse’s final gift

Categories: Donors
Margaret Baxter at her 90th birthday party.
When Margaret Baxter passed away in Edmonton, AB in May 2015, she left a generous gift to Operation Eyesight. A longtime supporter, Margaret had dealt with eye problems all her life, so she appreciated the work our organization does to give people the gift of sight. Having been a nurse in Calgary for many years,… Continue Reading Making dreams come true: A Calgary nurse’s final gift