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Eye health

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
A truck stacked high with bags of rice travels down the road in Bihar, India.

How Sightsavers is changing lives in India

Sightsavers’ Ed Hennessy travelled to Bihar in north-east India with staff from corporate partner Nikon to see how cataracts are treated in some of the poorest and most remote parts of the country.

October 2017
Kauser has her eyes screened.

Kausar’s story

Kausar had been losing her sight for years, and worried how her family would cope. But a Sightsavers-funded cataract operation turned her life around.

Zamurrad sits alone in her home in Pakistan.

Zamurrad’s story

Zamurrad’s life ground to a halt when she developed cataracts, but a straightforward operation gave her back her independence.

Murtaza picks sweets out of a box in a shop, while smiling.

Murtaza’s story

When 30-year-old Murtaza started losing his sight to cataracts, he feared he’d be reliant on his family. But straightforward surgery restored his vision.

A view of the photo exhibition, with the London skyline in the background.

Sightsavers hosts photo exhibition on London’s South Bank

Photographs of Sightsavers’ work in Pakistan, taken by Andrew McConnell, are on show at the More London Riverside development near Tower Bridge.

October 2017
11-year-old Pouk Sreyneth smiles while wearing her new glasses.

Glasses: a simple way to make learning easier for many children

Many children struggle at school because of poor vision. Sightsavers’ SHIP project trained teachers to carry out eye screening, and provided glasses for children who needed them.

Imran Khan, October 2017
Happy children playing with balloons in a garden

Sightsavers supporters encouraged to #Take10Give10 to help save sight

Take a 10-minute wellbeing break and make a donation as part of the #Take10Give10 challenge.

October 2017
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