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Nine year old Sonali smiles to camera
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We’re making huge progress on avoidable blindness, but we still have work to do

Sightsavers’ Charity Dandak reflects on our achievements through the Seeing is Believing programme, and highlights the challenges we still face to tackle avoidable blindness.

Mahmoud pushes Naheed in her wheelchair outside their home.
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Eye care for those who need it most

In Pakistan, Ulrica Hansson learns how Sightsavers’ Right to Health programme is transforming local health care so people with disabilities are no longer excluded.

Winesi’s update

After years of fear and struggle, Winesi and his family have found happiness and hope for the future thanks to a cataract operation funded by people like you.

A girl having her eye sight tested.
Sightsavers Reports

Sierra Leone Eye Care Programme

More than 90 per cent of all blindness in Sierra Leone is also avoidable, significantly higher than the global average. This project aims to help reduce avoidable blindness and vision impairment.

Thomas Engels standing in front of a banner at the World Ophthalmology Congress, holding his certificate.
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Sightsavers wins outstanding abstract award at World Ophthalmology Congress

The award is given to researchers based on the scientific quality of their work and is evaluated by a panel of reviewers.

The operating theatre during cataract surgery,
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Sightsavers and partners launch app to improve cataract operations

The BOOST app, which stands for Better Operative Outcomes Software Tool, helps surgeons monitor their operations so they can improve their results.

A young boy in a wheelchair smiles after having his eyes tested.
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Sightsavers launches new research website

The research centre offers a library of Sightsavers’ research into eye health, neglected tropical diseases, inclusive education and social inclusion.

Nazondani smiling after cataract surgery.
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British Prime Minister praises Sightsavers’ Million Miracles campaign

The Prime Minister was speaking at a reception in Downing Street last night attended by Sightsavers CEO Dr Caroline Harper.

A male trachoma patient sitting outside, smiling.
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Yaya’s story

When Gambian community leader Yaya caught trachoma, he was forced to stop working. After a successful operation, people are happy to have him back.

An elderly woman in Uganda has her eyes examined to check for trachoma.
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Free eye examinations launched for older people in Uganda

People aged over 65 can now have a free eye examination while collecting their pension, and can then be referred for treatment for conditions such as cataracts or blinding trachoma.

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