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Naheed, Mahmoud and their grandchildren smiling.

Naheed’s story

Naheed is one of the final patients to have surgery as a result of our Million Miracles campaign, which has raised enough to fund a million cataract operations in the countries where we work.

A man smiles, wearing a yellow Sightsavers tshirt.

Givemore’s story

Ophthalmic nurse Givemore travels to remote communities in Zimbabwe to examine people for signs of trachoma. He wants to make sure everyone is treated so their sight can be saved.

Nine year old Sonali smiles to camera

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.

Charity Dandak, October 2018

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.

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.

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.

June 2018
The operating theatre during cataract surgery,

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.

June 2018
A young boy in a wheelchair smiles after having his eyes tested.

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.

June 2018
Nazondani smiling after cataract surgery.

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.

June 2018
A male trachoma patient sitting outside, smiling.

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.

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