Of the estimated 40 million blind people located around the world, 70–80% can have some or all of their sight restored through treatment. In developed countries where parasitic diseases are less common and cataract surgery is more available, age-related muscular degeneration, glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy are usually the leading causes of blindness.
Their eyesight can be restored by a simple cataract operation. For someone who is blind, the gift of sight is the greatest gift of all. We believe that Eye sight is a basic human right and that everyone including those in the most remote villages should have access to the treatment and the eye care they needed.