Health
 Pakistan
Project #1586

Giving Sight to the Cataract Blind

by Fatima Memorial Hospital
Lets add color to life
Lets add color to life

In today’s day and age we have forgotten to be thankful for the gifts we have been given: The gift of sight, the gift of hearing which gives us the ability to enjoy what life has to offer to the fullest.

We waste our time in getting upset about what we do not have: the new car, the new bag, the latest designer collection but we are never thankful for what we have.

There are countless among us who can’t see and what makes it even worse is the realization that lack of financial resources is the reason why so many can’t see.

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. However a small surgical procedure can rectify the issue enabling so many to lead a better life.

Ali, one of the child who had went through surgery was not even able to see beyond 2 feet is now able to lead a normal life and perform better at school. 

The concept of camps has now moved to become a permnant feature at Fatima Memorial Hospital and everyday through Monday to Saturday the Eye department operates providing consultations and surgeries to deserving patients. 

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 colours 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.   

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
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

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Organization Information

Fatima Memorial Hospital

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