Too many people are living in darkness.
of world blindness is caused by cataracts
people are blind because of cataracts
of household income is often lost when a caregiver loses their sight
Hope and healing is possible—through you!
cataract operations have been performed by cbm since 1966
is all it takes to restore someone’s sight
can give a caregiver back his or her sight
How does a cataract blind?
Cataracts causes hardship for people already struggling to survive. The cataract clouds the eye’s lens, blocking light. Most cataracts are brought on by aging, although sometimes children may be born with them as well. Cataracts can also be the result of injury, inflammation or disease.
Cataracts can be healed
All it takes is 10-12 minutes of surgery to restore sight! A surgeon makes a tiny cut in the cornea and removes the clouded lens. He or she then replaces it with a small artificial lens. Most of the time, the patient doesn’t even need stitches and recovers quickly. Only a local anesthesia is needed.
Last year, cbm provided ability-restoring services to 36 million people in the world’s poorest countries.
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Violet’s journey of hope and healing
Violet has always been a caregiver. First for her brothers and sisters, then her own children, and then her grandchildren. Her grandchildren depended on her for everything. But when she started to lose her sight because of cataracts, she had to depend on them.
“It got so bad I couldn’t look after the animals, do chores around the house or collect water from the well. I became very down. I didn’t like being dependent on everyone else. Worst of all, I couldn’t see my grandchildren’s faces.”
Praise God that someone like you paid for her to have surgery at a cbm-supported hospital. When the bandages came off, Violet’s sight was restored!
“Violet waits nervously for the results of her surgery”
Violet can’t contain her joy. She can see again!
Oh my, oh my! I can see, I can see! Praise God, thank you people, thank you everyone. I can see! I want to say thank you from the bottom of my heart for cbm and all your friends who have made this possible for a very happy old woman. May God bless those who have given my sight back.Violet