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Eye health

Two surgeons dressed in scrubs prepare to carry out a cataract operation on a patient.

Experts praise Sightsavers’ innovative funding in Cameroon

The Cameroon Cataract Development Impact Loan will provide up to 18,000 cataract operations in the country over the next five years.

January 2018
Inuto helps to examine someone's eyes.

How six weeks of training can improve eye care for all

In Zambia, Sightsavers’ Alistair Burnett learned first-hand how basic training courses for eye health workers can provide long-term benefits.

January 2018
A cataract patient is led into hospital by a doctor in Mozambique.

Inclusive eye health in Mozambique: an exciting new beginning

Andrea Pregel shares his experiences of planning Sightsavers’ new initiative in Nampula, which will provide free eye care to thousands of people.

Andrea Pregel, January 2018
Patients wait for treatment at the Sewa Sadan hospital in Bhopal.

Providing eye care for those who need it most

Sightsavers’ Sarah Muddle visited Bhopal in India to see how our eye care projects are helping slum communities devastated by an industrial tragedy in 1984.

December 2017
Sandeep Kumar, a truck driver from India, stands in front of his truck.

Helping India’s truck drivers to see clearly

In India, five million truck drivers transport two thirds of the nation’s cargo. Yet many don’t have the time or money to get their eyes checked regularly.

December 2017
Three-year-old Nadir from Bangladesh.

Nadir’s story

Three-year-old Nadir had cataracts in both eyes since birth, which severely affected his vision. But an operation restored his sight and changed his life.

A group of people riding on an uncovered autorickshaw in Bangladesh.

How you’re helping us restore sight in Bangladesh

Sightsavers’ Ella Pierce travelled to Bangladesh and met eight-year-old Suborna, who was in desperate need of a cataract operation. This is her journey.

December 2017
Sayon smiling, she is sitting outside in the shade.

Sayon’s story

Sayon suffered for many years with trachoma, which caused her eyelashes to scratch against her eyes. Thanks to surgery, she is now free from this painful disease.

Aklima clings to the bars of one of the windows in her home.

Aklima’s story

Three-year-old Aklima has cataracts that affect her vision. Her home is surrounded by water, so it's a race against time to treat her and keep her safe.

A street in an urban slum in Lahore.

Going where the need is greatest: eye care in Lahore, Pakistan

It’s vitally important to investigate and address eye health disparities in urban areas, says Sightsavers' Guillaume Trotignon.

Guillaume Trotignon, November 2017
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