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Health / Cataract

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.

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Health-Cataract Projects

Our Impact

Giving someone back their sight is the ultimate gift. So far, you have sponsored 2,985 cataract surgeries and have completed 33,050 health checkups.

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.

Blindness

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.

Poverty

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.

Childhood

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.


UNITED NATIONS SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOAL 3

Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages