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.
Hot weather, malnutrition, and climate conditions in Africa cause many people to lose their sight to cataracts at a young age. It is estimated that two million Africans experience vision problems stemming from cataracts. An insufficient number of doctors, as well as a lack of financial resources, translate to thousands with cataracts living in darkness despite the availability of a cure for a small cost.
Embrace Relief organizes regular health check-ups and cataract surgeries in underdeveloped countries. You can easily a sponsor a cataract surgery for a minimal cost and give the gift of vision to someone today!
With a fully equipped mobile clinic, Embrace Relief regularly administers health screenings throughout Africa, and can conduct up to 30 cataract surgeries a day. Embrace Relief has completed over 1,800 cataract surgeries and 15,350 health checkups to this day.