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Gayatri's story

13-year-old Gayatri from Madhya Pradesh would often complain about having blurry eyesight to her parents. As a result, she struggled to cope with her school curriculum and participate in the extra curricular activities. Gayatri felt left- out and excluded at her school.

Under Sightsavers’ School Eye Health Programme, Gayatri was identified with bilateral congenital cataract by the refraction team visiting her school under Sightsavers’ Vidyajyoti School Eye Health Programme. She was referred to Sightsavers’ partner hospital for the surgery.

Today, Gayatri can see everything clearly and she has also become quite active in school activities. Gayatri’s parents felt gratified towards Sightsavers’ team for changing their daughter’s life.

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