A cataract is a preventable yet prevalent disease of the eye(s) that causes blurry vision and eventually complete blindness. There are currently over 2 million people suffering from cataracts in Africa alone. Malnutrition, hot weather, and climate conditions are just a few factors that can cause a cataract.
Certified doctors travel to remote places throughout Mali, Africa, via Embrace Relief’s Mobile Health Clinic administering general health checkups and performing cataract surgeries. Thus far, Embrace Relief has done 30,000+ checkups and 2,800+ cataract surgeries.
Embrace Relief Cataract Surgery Project
Today, you can sponsor a cataract surgery and 10 health checkups for people who live in remote places of Mali. When you sponsor a cataract surgery, you will receive a certificate in your name, in memoriam of someone, or in the name of a loved one as a gift within 15 days!
Giving someone back their sight is the ultimate gift. There are 4,000+ people currently on our cataract surgery waiting list. Many of these people have not seen the faces of their children and struggle daily to lead a fulfilling and productive life.
Cataract remains the leading cause of blindness. It is estimated that cataract is responsible for 51% of world blindness, which represents about 20 million people.
More than 90% of the world’s visually impaired people live in low and middle-income countries. Contrary to common belief, not all of these people are old – even children can get cataracts.
An estimated 1.4 million children under age 15 are blind. Yet approximately half of all childhood blindness can be avoided by early treatment of disease and correcting abnormalities.