Giving Sight to the Cataract Blind



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.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

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.

How will this project solve this problem?

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.

Potential Long Term Impact

In one year about 150 patients will regain sight enabling them to become independent and useful members of their families and the community.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $16,837
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $3,163
Total Funding Goal: $20,000

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).


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Project Leader

Arif Kabani

Lahore, Punjab Pakistan

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