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Surgical staff perform a cataract operation.

Watch cataract surgery condensed into one and a half minutes

During a recent trip to Bangladesh, we filmed a time-lapse video of a Sightsavers cataract operation taking place at Khulna BNSB hospital.

April 2018
A group of six children sit on the floor, some have glasses and all of them are smiling.

Eye health groups call for urgent action to prevent blindness

Sightsavers and five other organisations have issued an open letter that aims to put pressure on Commonwealth governments, ahead of next week's Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in London.

April 2018
Sightsavers' Jo Howard, stands in the shade and talks to the villagers.

Reaching children in rural Zambia

Sightsavers’ Jo Howard travelled to western Zambia to see first-hand the difference your support makes to people in some of the world’s rural communities.

Jo Howard, March 2018
A close up of Mr Ndalela examining a young girls eyes.

Mr Ndalela’s story

Meet Mr Ndalela. He is the only eye surgeon in the Senanga region of western Zambia who can carry out complicated procedures. But he’s frustrated he can’t do more to help people in the community.

A group of smiling children in a classroom in Uganda.

Eye health groups call on Commonwealth governments to commit to protecting sight

Six leading organisations have come together under the banner ‘Vision for the Commonwealth’ to ask Commonwealth leaders to bring eye care to all.

March 2018
Namukolo and her brother carry water buckets through their village.

Namukolo’s story

We believe that no child should have to stop their education due to reversible blindness and infection. But for Namukolo, this could have been a reality.

Ferdousi smiles as she touches her brother's face.

Bengali TV show shares Sightsavers’ success stories

The weekly programme, called ‘Shopno Dekhe Chokh’ (‘Eyes See the Dream’), tells the stories of people whose vision has been restored in Bangladesh.

March 2018
Staff from Makeni Hospital's eyecare team smile for the camera.

Meeting Sierra Leone’s miracle workers

A group of Sightsavers staff travelled to Makeni Hospital in Sierra Leone to meet the amazing eye care workers your donations are helping to support.

February 2018
All nine members of the Yadav family sit for a photo.

The Yadav family’s story

The family were in a unique position: eight out of nine had cataracts, and the children were struggling to get an education.

A man examines a lady's eyes.

Ensuring women in north-west Pakistan receive the eye care they need

An eye health project in north-west Pakistan has increased the number of women accessing cataract surgery in the region.

January 2018
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