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India has the largest population of blind people in the world, that’s over 8 million people. Most of them live in the poorest parts of the country with little or no access to even basic health care facilities.
But did you know a staggering 80 per cent of them could have been treated if they had received timely intervention? But poverty – which is both a cause and effect of blindness – can be very hard to break out of, especially in the rural areas.
Sight For All Foundation was formed with the vision to address this gap and support the needy. Preventing blindness increases access to education, employability and enables greater participation in civil and social life. Mahika Hari is a high school senior from New York and recipient of the 2017 Congressional Gold Medal. Her infectious enthusiasm for service was one of the driving forces behind our launch. To learn more about her initiative, visit http://www.my2020by2020.com
There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.
Cataract is a disease of the lens in our eye when it gets opacified or hazy causing loss of vision. It is the clouding of the eye’s lens – the part of the eye responsible for focusing light and producing clear, sharp images.
People with diabetes can have an eye disease called diabetic retinopathy. This is when high blood sugar levels cause damage to blood vessels in the retina. These blood vessels can swell and leak.
Glaucoma is a disease that damages your eye’s optic nerve. It usually happens when fluid builds up in the front part of your eye. That extra fluid increases the pressure in your eye, damaging the optic nerve.
In refractive disorders (refractive errors), light rays entering the eye are not focused on the retina, causing blurred or impaired vision.
Annual Month of Giving
Blindness affect millions around the globe. Diseases that kill the potential in children and adults alike. It doesn’t need to be so.
In 80% of the cases in both diseases, medical science has the cure. Yet, it is just poverty that ensures that millions remain deprived of the beauty of sight and hearing that we take for granted. We invite you to read the stories of some of the lives that we have had the honour of impacting.
Your smallest contribution can be the biggest difference in someone else’s life.
CHANGE A LIFE TODAY
85% of the 12 million visually impaired in India can be cured and it takes only 15 minutes to perform. A simple cataract surgery not only restores vision, it also restores dignity. Because often it helps the elderly start earning again thereby reducing their dependence on others.