Project #1586

Giving Sight to the Cataract Blind

by Fatima Memorial Hospital

Cataract is a progressive, painless clouding of the natural, internal lens of the eye. Cataracts block light, making it difficult to see clearly. Over an extended period of time, cataracts can cause blindness. Mostly this disease is related to older people but it can also develop in younger people.

When the protein level increases cataract occurs and makes the vision cloudy. Risk factors for age related cataract include diabetes, prolonged exposure to sunlight, tobacco use and alcohol drinking. Vision can be restored by surgically removing the affected lens, and replacing it by an artificial one.

There are many patients of cataract worldwide and this disease is increasing day by day. This disease is sorted by surgical procedure.

We at Fatima Memorial Hospital hold regular camps to provide free surgeries for Cataract. With the support of philanthropists and donors we have been able to treat so many and given them the opportunity to see the colour of life. We can keep providing free treatment continuously with your support.

Support us today and bring back the beauty of the world for those who can’t see.   

Let's help them see the light

Sometimes a little nudge, a push in the right direction can change lives; 

Cataract is a clouding of the lens inside the eye which leads to a decrease in vision. It is the most common cause of blindness worldwide and is conventionally treated with surgery

Globally, cataracts cause moderate to severe disability in 53.8 million (2004), 52.2 million of whom are in low and middle income countries.

In many countries, surgical services are inadequate, and cataracts remain the leading cause of blindness. Even where surgical services are available, low vision associated with cataracts may still be prevalent as a result of long waits for, and barriers to, surgery, such as cost, lack of information and transportation problems.

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

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.

Today it is our responsibility to help those in need because not everyone has the same opportunities that we might have.

So please support us in our mission to bring light to the ones who deserve it the most. 

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


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.

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Organization Information

Fatima Memorial Hospital

Location: Lahore, Punjab - Pakistan
Project Leader:
Arif Kabani
Lahore, Punjab Pakistan