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Eye health

Student Ariane smiles at her desk while wearing her new glasses.

Sightsavers refractive error strategy: tackling the world’s biggest cause of visual impairment

This new refractive error strategy, building on achievements to date, aims to accelerate access to, and use of, equitable and inclusive refractive services.

A young girl wearing a surgical cap and an eye patch over her left eye following eye surgery.

Sightsavers eye health strategy: achieving quality eye health services for everyone

Learn about Sightsavers’ plans to expand coverage of essential eye health services to ensure they are sustainable, resilient, and accessible and affordable to all.

Trachoma patient Maria Fonte gives Mercia a hug after the bandages are removed from her eyes following sight-saving surgery.

Research shows impact of Sightsavers’ work on eye health in Mozambique

Sightsavers has been working to strengthen eye health services in Mozambique since 2007. Now, new research shows exactly what we have achieved.

Mercia Cumaio, July 2021
A woman in Karachi, Pakistan having a consultation on diabetic retinopathy.

Diabetic retinopathy: a growing challenge in Pakistan

Pakistan is on the brink of a diabetes epidemic, and Sightsavers has spent the past decade working to combat diabetes-related blindness in the country. Here's what we've learned.

Sightsavers, June 2021
Mai Mai smiles with a patient as the sun shines behind them.

“An inspiring father is one who puts his family first”

To mark Father’s Day, we spoke to two fathers involved in Sightsavers projects to learn about their work and their favourite parts of being a parent.

Two surgeons dressed in scrubs prepare to carry out a cataract operation on a patient.

Life-changing cataract operations continue in Cameroon despite pandemic

More than 6,300 people have had cataract operations in the past three years at Magrabi ICO Cameroon Eye Institute, with safety protocols enabling work to continue during the pandemic.

June 2021
A patient is interviewed by a member of Sightsavers staff as part of a project.

The fight against "the silent thief of sight"

As part of the Keep Sight project in Nigeria, eye surgeons are learning new ways to treat patients with glaucoma.

March 2021
Amina covers one eye with her hand and smiles after cataract surgery.

“Many people who would have gone blind have had their sight restored”

Project coordinator Magdalena Focus talks about the challenges and successes of the community inclusive eye health project in Tanzania in 2020.

Magdalena Focus, February 2021
A group of children stand near an eye chart,.

A bright future: saving sight in Tanzania

Across Tanzania, six newly qualified ophthalmic assistants are putting their skills to work supporting remote eye screening camps and testing sight in local hospitals.

February 2021
Text logo reading Vision Excellence Awards - Vision 2020 The Right to Sight

Three Sightsavers nominees win Vision Excellence awards

Three Sightsavers nominees from Tanzania have received recognition in the 2020 IAPB Vision Excellence awards.

January 2021
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