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"I am happy she can read after her eye operation."

A girl with cataract looking straight in the camera

Rukmani’s eye condition was a roadblock to her studies.

Four-year-old Rukmani hails from Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh. Rukmani had been suffering from cataract for quite some time. Although it has not been clear of how she developed the eye problem, her family seemed to think that it could be the result from a fall that Rukmani faced while playing.

A young girl getting her medical examination done before cataract surgery
A girl with cataract smiling

“She is now happy. Even we are happy because her life is on track now.”

A girl with cataract smiling

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