When Beru heard about the availability of cataract surgery in his area his friends tried to dissuade him despite the fact that he was almost blind.
Anisha’s family realised she had a sight problem when she was a baby, but ten years later she was identified and diagnosed with bilateral cataract.
It was very difficult living with blindness but Anam didn’t lose hope and continued with his studies at the blind school until he graduated in 1991.
19 year old Neeta is irreversibly blind and was totally dependent on her family members until enrolling in a Sightsavers rehabilitation project.
An inclusive education project helped Devilal to learn mobility skills and sensory techniques so he can participate fully in school life.
A tailor by profession, Shaukat Farookh works in a small shop and relies upon his spectacles, as poor vision could end his livelihood.
Gagan Deep Singh is a special needs teacher in Rajasthan who received training at the National Institute for the Visually Handicapped.
Nine-year-old student Shrushti Anantkumar found herself struggling to read the blackboard. An eye check confirmed disastrous news.
39-year-old Ganesha Ram, who failed to get a job after losing his eye sight, found money to be so scarce that his son had to be pulled from school.
46 year old Somarajan Pillai, who lives with his wife and two children in Allapuzha district of Kerala, went blind gradually.
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