Following the tracks of cataracts
Our eye camps in India are often attended by patients who are almost or completely blind and who cannot be helped even with glasses. These people often suffer from cataracts, a disease in which the lens of the eye becomes cloudy. It mainly occurs in the second half of life.
In 2020, more than 17 million people worldwide were blind in both eyes due to cataracts, accounting for 40 percent of all cases of blindness worldwide.
Logistical masterpiece against cataracts
In cases of blindness, vision can be restored through surgery and the implantation of an artificial lens. In western industrialized countries, this is a routine procedure that is usually performed before the onset of blindness. In developing countries, the operation often remains unaffordable for those affected.
The team at Care Netram, the program partner of GoodVision in India, ensures that patients are operated on in partner clinics. This is a logistical feat that involves organizing minibuses for the outward and return journeys, arranging appointments with the clinic and making many arrangements with the patients.
New sight for Chanchali Mudali
We accompany Chanchali from the first examination through to aftercare.
Finally learning without cataracts
Pankajini Pradhan is happy about her cataract operation
You saved me from going blind. Thank you to the Care Netram team!