Every day, I wake up in a dark world. When the sunbeams pierce through the curtains and touch my face, my eyes cringe up involuntarily and on not being able to see the bright sunny day, my heart aches. Then I gather some courage and try to dress up. When I reach by the mirror in my room, my eyes open up widely and start searching for my being. On being able to see nothing but darkness, out of helplessness, I start rubbing my eyes but it is never of any use. As I go out of the room with a heavy heart, my grandchild comes rushing towards me and I long to see his face. I long to see the mountains and lakes which flow by in the area that we live in. I long to see the rainbows and clouds and the other bounties bestowed upon by my Lord but I see nothing but darkness. I wish to cross the bridge from darkness to light. Would you be my eyes?
Above is the fate of 60% of the people who have lost their vision due to delayed or inadequate treatment of cataract (Pakistan Observer). Such cases need to be brought to a halt. Are you ready to play your role in preventing blindness among such a huge chunk of the population of Pakistan?
Cataract is a common cause of vision loss among the elderly. It especially happens to people after the age of fifty years. A large number of people suffering from this disease live in the remote and rural areas of Pakistan and they are usually unable to travel to the cities for their treatment. Even if they somehow travel to the cities for their cure, they are unable to afford the treatment. Hence, Fatima Memorial Hospital (FMH) which has the objective to endow healthcare to the underprivileged, strives to provide maximum assistance to them.
The indigent communities in the country are always provided with free or subsidized treatment by Fatima Memorial Hospital and it is especially for cataract that FMH provides 100% free treatment to as many patients as possible and plans to keep on doing so with the support of its esteemed donors.
As a result of cataract, approximately 570,000 adults are estimated to be blind (NCBI) and therefore, the inflow of patients who come to FMH for their treatment is rising day by day. Hence, FMH needs more and more donors to support its cause of providing free treatment for people suffering from cataract. The approximate cost of cataract surgery is USD 100.00 and FMH treated approximately 24 patients in the last month and many more are still in line.
We, at FMH, rely on the help of our generous donors who could support us in the endeavor to save the eyes of many. It is only with the donor’s help and support that FMH would continue to treat the rising number of patients of cataract. Hence, we urge you to join hands with us to support our cause and save the suffering beings from darkness.