Health
 Pakistan
Project #1586

Giving Sight to the Cataract Blind

by Fatima Memorial Hospital
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Summary

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.
$20,000
total goal
$0
remaining
147
donors
1
monthly donor
8
years active

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.

Solution

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.

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.

Additional Documentation

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

Resources

http:/​/​www.fmsystem.org
Fatima Memorial Hospital Shadman Lahore

Organization Information

Fatima Memorial Hospital

Location: Lahore, Punjab - Pakistan
Website: http:/​/​www.fmsystem.org
Project Leader:
Arif Kabani
Lahore, Punjab Pakistan

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