Giving Sight to the Cataract Blind

 
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The world is full of colors and natural beauty which influence the mind, body; soul & making them enjoy the beauty of life. However, this is not meant to be for a few who can’t see the beauty that this world holds and are deprived of seeing its wonders. They have to rely on their sense of touch and sound to comprehend what surrounds them:  Vision is a blessing from GOD and we should be thankful for our ability to see. There are many who won’t be able to regain their vision however there is a large number who can recover their sight through a small procedure.

There are many patients treated at Fatima Memorial Hospital who had good vision but with the passage of time due to some diseases or misfortune they lost their vision slowly or at once. 

A patient at Fatima Memorial Hospital and was diagnosed with decrease in vision and had difficulty in doing his job; the problem was continuously increasing and leading to blindness. Doctors suggested he needed an operation to overcome his problem and retain his vision. . His best corrected visual acuity was noted to be 20/50 in the right eye and 20/40 in the left eye. On examination, a yellowish opacification of the lens in the left eye was noted. On ophthalmoscopy, the red reflex in the left eye was obscured centrally, and the details of the fundus were indistinct.

He belonged to a poor family and it was very difficult for him to bear the expenses of his treatment. Fatima Memorial Hospital provided him free treatment and bore all his expenses.

Now he is improving day by day and is able to perform well at his work.  

We are in the position to improve the lives of many but it can only be possible with your help. Due to financial constraints it is very difficult for us to provide free treatment to a lot of patients.

Please donate to us today so we can help more patients suffering from eye diseases. 

Like emotions, colours are a reflection of life 

Janice Glennaway

How can one describe the feeling of not being able to see, that feeling of darkness or maybe a blurred outlook.  Can we, who are lucky to be gifted with vision possibly, imagine what it is like – the constant black, the constant need for help, the constant feeling of something missing?

We can’t and hopefully we will never have too but these are the questions we need to ask ourselves sometimes. To see the world through their eyes, the eyes which do not show a true reflection of the bounties this world has to offer.

Today, science has given us the means to bring back those colors of life through basic surgical procedures which was not possible a few decades ago.

Today, we are in the position to change the lives of many; to make them see the world the way we see it with its beauty, its grandeur and its colors,

We at Fatima Memorial Hospital perform these procedures free of costs for patients who cannot afford it but we need your support.

Help us bring back the colors of life

Faiza
Faiza

The desire to see the beauty of life

We do not cherish the simple joys of life and the one most treasured of it all - sight.

The ability to see the colors that surround us, the emotions of our close ones, the passion of actors and the vivid landscapes this world has to offer. Sight is a rare gift to be cherished and to be thankful for.

This is the story of Faiza who is 26 years old hailing from a family of four - her mother and a younger brother and sister. Her father passed away in 1988 when she was just eight years old.

It was left to her mother to earn a living to afford the basic necessities of life; she started working as a seamstress and was able to support her children in whatever way she could. .

There were many more hurdles to come as Faiza developed a problem in her eye which hindered her visibility. As time passed Faiza’s sight became weaker and weaker and it became difficult for her to study or to do simple household chores.

Given her financial constraints, her mother took her to various small clinics and dispensaries but there was never a proper diagnosis. Someone referred the family to Fatima Memorial Hospital and she was diagnosedvisual acuity of 6/60 in either eye and posterior polar dense cataract in both the eyes.

The only option was an operation and Fatima Memorial Hospital was able to provide the treatment free of cost.

 

Today, Faiza has regained her vision and getting better day by day and her world does not look as dark as it seemed a few months ago.

 

Today we ask for your help to give us the chance to utilize our resource of personnel, equipment & the hospital to give sight to another 150 patients. 

Fatima Memorial Hospital feels honored to be able to change the lives of so many and will like to continue doing so through your help.

Danish is 13 years old from Misrishah, Lahore hailing from a family of four - his father, mother and a younger brother.

Danish’s father is not able to work because he has complicated diabetic retinopathy and retinal detachment leading to legal blindness. His mother who is a housewife makes ends meet by sewing clothes and earns around 10,000 Rupees which in today’s economic condition makes for a difficult life. His grandmother pitches in and pay for the rent of the house where the family lives in.

Not to give up on the hand that life has forced upon them the parents still sent the children to a local school where the fees is 400 Rupees each to ensure a better future for both the children.

Danish suffered from trauma in the left eye 2 ½ years ago which led to traumatic cataract. This further added to the problems already faced by the family but Fatima Memorial Hospital was able to treat his cataract with surgery. His vision has significantly improved and we hope he is able to pave his way through life and achieve all his dreams which include getting a solid education and one day supporting his family.


Fatima Memorial Hospital feels honoured to be able to change the lives of so many and will like to continue doing so through your help.

We want to see the light
We want to see the light

We never do count our blessing looking for more, asking for more, wanting more but one rare glimpse around us will help us realize that the little things in life are to be the most thankful for.

 

The gift of sight might come to most of us naturally but for some it is an eternal darkness enshrouding them forever. However, today with the latest technology there are certain types of blindness which can be treated. 

 

One of the most common reasons for visual impairment in Pakistan is Cataract and thankfully there are now ways to treat it; making patients see the colours of the rainbow for the first time.

 
Fatima Memorial Hospital arranged a Cataract camp through which 150 patients received the gift of sight. The hospital hopes to treat 150 patients bi-annually after achieving our initial target. Today we ask for your help to give us the chance to utilize our resource of personnel, equipment & the hospital to give us sight to another 150 patients.

Fatima Memorial Hospital feels honoured to be able to change the lives of so many and will like to continue doing so through your help.

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Arif Kabani

Lahore, Punjab Pakistan

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