Eye health

Pratima’s story

60 year old Pratima developed a cataract in her left eye, then her right, but a local health worker directed her to a Sightsavers-supported project.

Madhav’s story

Following a cataract surgery for his right eye in March 2015, 72 year old Madhav Sardar is back at what he does best: preparing parathas.

Kalpana’s story

53 year old Kalpana and her husband Amal have experienced difficulties in life, and both have had cataract surgery due to a Sightsavers supported project.

Pathar’s story

G Plot, a remote island that falls within Pathar Pratima block in South 24 Parganas, is home to about 200 households belonging to the Sabar tribal group.

Imraj's story

Seven-year-old Imraj affirms that he loves to study with a nod and a shy smile, but cataract made it impossible for him to learn until he underwent surgery.

Eyes OK please

This report is an attempt to document, for the first time in India, the need for eye health care interventions as well as truckers’ own views on the vital issue of vision.

Rajaram Ramnath's story

Rajaram Ramnath Mhatre, 72, and Geeta Rajaram Mhatre, 66, can lead a life of independence and normalcy once again after cataract surgery.

“Eyes OK Please”- A report on National Truckers Programme unveiled by Sightsavers

One of the Country’s biggest Eye Health Programme for the truck drivers community...

September 2017
A young girl smiling.

Sonali’s story

Thanks to the use of Facebook’s messenger tool, nine-year-old Polok from Bangladesh has regained his sight.

Mukundu's story

Due to deteriorating eyesight Mukundu was unable to work properly, pushing him into depression, until he found out a simple surgery could help.

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