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Julekha’s story

Julekha Bee, 70 years old, suffered with eye problems before being diagnosed with cataract at a Sightsavers-supported screening camp.

A girl with cataract smiling

Rukmani’s story

Teachers at a school in Bhopal, India, identified 4 year old Rukmani's cataract as part of a Sightsavers School Eye Health Programme.

Vijayamala’s story

84-year-old Vijayamala comes from an extremely remote village, but a visit to a screening camp organised by Sightsavers helped her to see again.

Ramlal’s story

30-year-old Ram Lal suffered from locomotive disorder since birth, but Sightsavers provided him with the opportunity to train as an organic farmer.

A family standing together.

The family with cataract

Father to seven children, Sanjesh Yadav lives with his wife, Chandrakala in Vidisha district, Madhya Pradesh and both suffer from cataract.

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.

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