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Eye health

Villagers gather round to have their eyes checked.

Saving sight in Zambia’s most remote regions

Sightsavers’ Caitlin Maslen travelled with an outreach team as they visited an isolated village to treat people with trachoma.

November 2018
Abdu stands in his house.

Abdu’s story

For years, Abdu suffered from the pain of trachoma. Thanks to a Sightsavers-supported programme, he was examined, diagnosed and given treatment to protect his sight.

A group of women wait for their turn to be screened at a trachoma outreach camp in the Pwani region of eastern Tanzania.

Sightsavers teams up with Nordic eyewear group D & Company

The optical group will give customers the chance to make a donation to Sightsavers to raise money and awareness for eye care projects worldwide.

October 2018
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
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