DONATE

Eye health

Priscilla Mhango (31), an Opthalamic Resident at Lions Sight First Hospital in Blantyre, Malawi. She is currently under training supported by Sightsavers.

Priscilla's story

Dr Priscilla Mhango is an eye health hero, saving sight in Malawi. She’s one of the talented cataract surgeons whose training was supported by Sightsavers.

Mary stands holding a book after her cataracts operation.

“I’m so happy I can see my grandfather again!”

Mary has regained her sight and independence after a successful cataracts operation, enabling her to return to school and play with other children.

A man smiles while people walk in the background.

“The best part of my job is seeing someone’s life transformed”

Ophthalmic nurse Jeremiah Gwafa was first inspired to work in eye health as a child, after seeing the impact of blindness on his own family.

Gladys Atto in her medical scrubs, smiles at the camera. There's an illustrated ring of small dots surrounding her face.

A day in the life: the only ophthalmologist in Karamoja

“My name is Dr Gladys Atto. I wanted to be a doctor since I was a child, and I am very proud to be an ophthalmologist and have an impact on people’s lives.”

Illustration of student ophthalmologist Dr Hawa Megembe, sitting in a chair with flowers and a framed picture behind her.

A day in the life: “It’s a blessing to have the power to change someone’s life”

Dr Hawa Naiga Magembe is studying ophthalmology in Uganda with the help of a scholarship provided by Sightsavers’ inclusive eye health programme.

A girl wearing a cloth face mask adjusts her glasses to read a vision chart.

WHO guide aims to help countries tackle global eye care crisis

The guide provides a framework and technical tools to help countries prioritise eye health issues and deliver high-quality, inclusive eye care services.

May 2022
Rakiya speaks to one of her students before the eye test.

Sightsavers celebrates partnership anniversary with Spectrum Markets

Spectrum Markets has been supporting Sightsavers’ childhood blindness project in Nigeria, helping to screen children for vision impairments and provide treatment.

April 2022
An eye health worker shines a torch into a woman's eyes to check for eye issues. She's wearing a colourful pink headscarf.

Sightsavers publishes new eye health research in partnership with RSTMH

The research supplement highlights how non-governmental organisations such as Sightsavers can generate high-quality evidence through their programmes.

April 2022
A large group of transgender women pose for a photo.

“Now we can get the help we need”

In Pakistan and Bangladesh, the Right to Health project worked with transgender communities to remove the barriers they face when accessing inclusive eye health services.

March 2022
A patient is interviewed by a member of Sightsavers staff as part of a project.

How the Keep Sight initiative aims to overcome inequalities when diagnosing glaucoma

The project raises awareness of glaucoma in an effort to reduce the number of people going blind if their condition is left untreated.

Sightsavers, March 2022
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 24
Prev Next