In India, nine million truck drivers transport two thirds of the nation’s cargo. Yet many don’t have the time or money to get their eyes checked regularly.
Three-year-old Nadir had cataracts in both eyes since birth, which severely affected his vision. But an operation restored his sight and changed his life.
Sightsavers’ Ella Pierce travelled to Bangladesh and met eight-year-old Suborna, who was in desperate need of a cataract operation. This is her journey.
Sayon suffered for many years with trachoma, which caused her eyelashes to scratch against her eyes. Thanks to surgery, she is now free from this painful disease.
Three-year-old Aklima has cataracts that affect her vision. Her home is surrounded by water, so it's a race against time to treat her and keep her safe.
It’s vitally important to investigate and address eye health disparities in urban areas, says Sightsavers' Guillaume Trotignon.
During a trip to Bihar, Ed Hennessy saw first-hand how Sightsavers is treating cataracts in some of the poorest and most remote parts of the country.
Kausar had been losing her sight for several years, and worried how her family would cope. But a Sightsavers-funded cataract operation changed her life.
Zamurrad’s life ground to a halt when she developed cataracts, but a straightforward operation gave her back her independence.
When 30-year-old Murtaza started losing his sight to cataracts, he feared he’d be reliant on his family. But straightforward surgery restored his vision.
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