Pakistan stands at the 12th spot in the global ranking for cataract surgical rate (CSR) and tops the Muslim world with a ratio of 5,203 per million population per year.
Cataract remains the leading cause of blindness worldwide, accounting for nearly half (47.8 per cent or 17.7 million) of the cases. The treatment is surgical, a highly cost-effective intervention. Approximately 570 000 adults are estimated to be blind as a result of cataract in Pakistan, and 3,560,000 eyes have a visual acuity of <6/60 because of cataract. Cataract remains the leading cause of blindness worldwide, accounting for nearly half (47.8% or 17.7 million) of all blindness. The treatment for cataract is surgical, a highly costeffective intervention, with excellent prognosis for sight restoration.
One of the greatest challenges in delivering effective eye care to people who live in low- or middle-income countries is that those living in more remote communities find it hard to access the care they need.
Fatima Memorial Hospital is committed to providing quality healthcare services to all without any discrimination for those who can’t afford the treatment. Being a Not-for-Profit trust hospital, FMH has treated more than 10 million patients since the inception in 1977.
Fatima Memorial Hospital has been setting up camps in order to encourage patients to visit and get themselves checked. With covid19 cases dropped to minimal at the moment, we have a large influx of patients and are unable to cater to their needs due to lack of funds. Our donors play a major part in fulfilling our requirements for these patients.
Fatima Memorial Hospital has also taken the initiative of not only creating awareness about the treatment of cataract but it also provides treatment to those suffering from this painful disease and free of cost to those who cannot afford it.
We rely heavily on the donations from kind people who enable us to continue the work we are doing. This support is their lifeline. Therefore, we urge you to keep donating in order to be there for people who cannot take care of themselves.