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Sankarlal lost his sight in 1984 after someone threw acid in his face. But being able to work again has enabled him to regain his dignity and independence.
Shyam from India lost his sight through glaucoma. He feels no hope for the future as nobody believes he can be a useful member of his community.
At the age of 76, Nazondani still worked on a farm with her husband, but cataracts in both eyes made everyday life a challenge. Now her sight has been restored through surgery.
Winesi was blind from cataracts, leaving him reliant on his family. Thanks to an operation, he can now support his wife and children.
Sightsavers’ mobile surgeon Boubacar Fomba travels by motorbike to some of the most remote regions in Mali to perform surgery in the field.
Hazrat has been blind since birth, and worried about providing for his family. But after meeting others with visual impairment, he’s turned his life around.
When we met 18-year-old Chandrakumar, it was clear he was a very confident and happy guy with a passion for music.
Joanna Lumley travelled to Bangladesh in 2005, where she watched as five-year-old Arif saw his mother for the first time after having his cataracts removed.
Neema and her family live in Tanzania, and were taught about the importance of face washing to control the impact and spread of trachoma.
Samuel Brassay is a sharp, intelligent 37-year-old who wants to be a lawyer. But he is blind, meaning the odds are stacked against him.
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