Patient stories

Thanks to the support of our donors the Eye Care Foundation is able to help a great many people. The unique, personal stories of eye patients show how your donation can change their lives.
  • Give an eye doctor like Dr. Hong a contribution to his education

    Due to the lack of ophthalmologists in low-income countries, patients often have to wait a long time for surgery that can change their lives. Those who need specialist eye care cannot always access a place where they can receive...

  • Give a patient like Pham a cataract surgery

    Pham has a cataract which causes constant accidents during cooking or walking. As a result of the cataract, Pham once fell from a narrow path into the rice field. He damaged his spleen and needed surgery. Because his wife...

  • Give a schoolchild like Hahn an eye test and a pair of glasses

    Hahn is one of the smartest kids in her class. Yet she has been getting low grades lately because of her bad eyesight. She cannot see what her teacher writes on the board, studying takes a lot of time...

  • Bhama Kala’s wish came true after all!

    When Bhama left the hospital to return home, I saw a sprightly lady. She was a completely different person than the one who arrived at the eye camp. I remember that moment perfectly.

  • Give Chey back what he had lost

    In the waiting room of the hospital here in Zambia, a young woman sat with her head hanging down and her hands folded in her lap. Dezila (34) had cataracts in both eyes and was almost completely blind.

  • Dezila, Zambia

    Dezila dares to dream again!

    In the waiting room of the hospital here in Zambia, a young woman sat with her head hanging down and her hands folded in her lap. Dezila (34) had cataracts in both eyes and was almost completely blind.