There are around 39 million blind people in the world, but it is thought 80 percent of blindness can be cured or, even better, prevented.
That’s 31.2 million people who could potentially be gifted with sight or at least have they sight preserved. Shocked by this? So are we. Here, at Save the Mother’s Trust, we want to help eliminate blindness (where it can be avoided) and also support people who are irreversibly blind to live as independently as possible.
A cataract is a clouding of the lens in the eye, which leads to a decrease in vision. Cataracts often develop slowly and can affect one or both eyes. Symptoms may include faded colours, blurry vision, halos around light, trouble with bright lights and trouble seeing at night. This may result in trouble driving, reading or recognising faces. Poor vision, caused by cataracts, may also result in an increased risk of falling and depression. Half of all blindness and a third of visual impairment worldwide is caused by cataracts.

There are 945,000 blind people in Punjab; 310,000 in Sindh; 85,000 in Baluchistan and 183,000 in the North West Province. Most of this blindness is preventable and/or treatable. Approximately 70% of people affected by blindness in Pakistan live in remote areas of the country and are unable to travel to cities where the majority of services are located.

Save the Mothers Trust sets up regular camps both at our hospital in the North West Province of Pakistan and also in the more remote areas. This is to provide FREE eye tests and cataract surgery to the poor and needy.

Please give a gift of sight today by donating only £50.

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