Clearing the clouds in his eyes

Categories: Blog, Eye Surgery, India, Our Work
Ram can see
Ram is a 65-year-old farmer from a very remote village called Fathua in India. He provides for his daughter and three sons with his farming. Life for Ram’s family wasn’t easy. He came from generations of family members who never had a formal education. Farming was the best way for them to put bread on… Continue Reading Clearing the clouds in his eyes

Restored eyesight and a brand-new life

Categories: Blog, Communities, Eye Surgery, Nepal, Our Work
Sita
Sita is an 82-year-old woman who lives in Bungamati, Nepal. Sadly, her husband passed away some years ago, so she’s been living with her step son and his family ever since. She helps her daughter-in-law take care of the household. However, over the years Sita discovered that her everyday activities were becoming more difficult to… Continue Reading Restored eyesight and a brand-new life

Shabnam’s story: Community health work at its finest

Categories: Communities, India, Other, Our Work
Shabnam with other community health workers, are all working hard to educate their communities to eliminate avoidable blindness!
If you’re lucky, you chose what you wanted to study and what career interested you most. But what would it be like to live your life thinking that your future had been decided for you? Shabnam is a 32-year-old woman who lives with her husband and three children in Bhopal, India. She comes from a… Continue Reading Shabnam’s story: Community health work at its finest

We must see through their eyes (Part 2 of 2)

Categories: Communities, Eye Surgery, India
On May 25, I wrote about why quality is so important to Operation Eyesight. In case you’re wondering why I’m writing about this now, it’s because too many people are afraid to get the help they need. For years now, we’ve known that next to cataracts, the second leading cause of avoidable blindness in developing… Continue Reading We must see through their eyes (Part 2 of 2)

Children with disabilities are often forgotten

Categories: Communities, India
I once met a little boy with one eye. Last year while in India, I visited the L.V. Prasad Eye Institute in Hyderabad, India. This world-class centre for vision care works closely with Operation Eyesight. I was touring the facility, marvelling at all the different departments. LVP handles just about every kind of eye problem… Continue Reading Children with disabilities are often forgotten