How powerless do you feel as parents when your three-year-old child turns blind and you are being told: “We can’t do anything for your daughter…we don’t have the equipment or the skills.” These words were said to Mina’s parents, who live in a remote area in Laos.
Their little girl is only a one and a half years old when she starts having problems with her eyes. She sees less and less. She cannot walk independently. Playing with other children is no longer possible. Mina has no life living like this.
Mina’s parents are desperate. What can they do to prevent their Mina from going blind.
Mobile eye camps
Just when they have almost given up hope, the Eye Care Foundation starts a mobile eye camp close to the village. In such an eye camp, we go to the people with specialized ophthalmologists and the right equipment. For eye patients like Mina, this is their only chance for treatment. Because they don’t have money for a long journey and an operation.
Mina is examined at the mobile eye camp by our specialist ophthalmologist. Conclusion: she needs immediate surgery. The cataracts in both her eyes are dangerously advanced. Mina’s parents are afraid that the eye surgery will cost too much money.
With your support, the Eye Care Foundation can take away those financial worries. Thanks to your involvement, we can ensure that children like Mina receive the cataract surgery that prevents her from permanently losing the sight in her eyes.
Prevent permanent blindness
Fortunately, the ophthalmologist reassures them: “You don’t have to worry. People who cannot afford such an eye operation get it for free thanks to the Eye Care Foundation. We are doing everything we can to help Mina as soon as possible.”
Financial uncertainty, lack of the right medical equipment, insufficient knowledge and too few ophthalmologists. These are reasons why people still become unnecessarily blind. Together with your help, we can bring ophthalmologists that we train to the people. Offer eye surgery to those who can’t afford it.
This ensures that they are operated on in time, before they become completely blind. Mina’s story proves that well-trained doctors and the right medical equipment are necessary in remote areas.
Will you help?
For only € 35 you can give a child like Mina the saving cataract operation. What could be better than giving an eye patient back the light in their eyes? With your gift you save someone from permanent blindness!