Most people experience at least one eye condition in their lifetime, and with the right eye care, most conditions are easily treatable. The same goes for cataracts – a condition that’s caused by the lens of the eye developing cloudy patches.
The difference is: cataracts worsens over time. When it’s left untreated, sufferers develop severe vision impairment and even blindness.
That means in poverty-stricken communities, the most vulnerable in society (like children and the elderly) experience vision impairment and sight loss, simply because they can’t access or afford the necessary treatment.
Cataracts is preventable and treatable, which is why our team is working across 46 countries to provide free medical eye care to those who need it most.
Symptoms of cataracts include:
- Clouded or blurred vision
- Difficulty seeing in low light or at night
- Headaches and sensitivity to bright light
- Everything appearing ‘washed out’
- Seeing a ‘halo’ around bright lights