After achieving the initiatl target of restoring sight of 150, the project plans to offer another 150 patients with free intra-ocular lens (IOL) replacement.
Cataract is a leading cause of blindness in Pakistan and thousands suffer this needless disability owing to inadequacy of routine services. Extra effort is needed to reach out to the thousands in need. Eye camps have proved to be effective in reaching hundreds at a time. Over a period of 3 days by organizing 2 camps per year at least 150 persons will be helped.
Two camps of 3 days duration will be held on the premises of FMH per year. Patients will be examined and scheduled for lens replacement over the ensuing 12 months period. Indigent patients will be provided free intra-ocular lens and medicines.
In one year about 150 patients will regain sight enabling them to become independent and useful members of their families and the community.
Blindness seriously reduces a child's chances of going to school and an adult's of finding employment, and therefore increases poverty and dependence. - Dr Haroon Awan, Sightsavers' Country Representative
Total Funding Received to Date: £7,274
Remaining Goal to be Funded: £5,173
Total Funding Goal: £12,447
This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).
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