are blind from cataract.
more are visually impaired from
cataract & will likely go blind
of blind & visually impaired live
in developing countries.
of all blind people are women.
But there’s hope.
A HelpMeSee patient in New Delhi, India seen before surgery (left) and just a day after her sight was restored (right).
After surgery, patients can return to work to support their families. The World Bank considers cataract surgery to be one of the most cost-effective health interventions – for good reason.
Children often have to leave school when a blind parent can no longer pay tuition. Now they can return to school and pursue their dreams.
|Greater Life Expectancy|
Patients have a 40% lower mortality risk after cataract surgery (AAO).
|Greater Quality of Life|
After surgery, men and women who have their sight restored can become far more self-sufficient. Cataract surgery restores hope and allows them to return to their place as leaders in their families and communities.
HelpMeSee promotes a sustainable way of eliminating cataract blindness through simualtion-based training. Simulation-based training will prove to be a more effective methodology to train the large numbers of qualified surgeons needed to significantly reduce the number of blind people due to cataracts.
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