Help restore someone’s eyesight
What difficulties would that present to you?
What quality of life would that give you?
What if treatment was available in hospitals to improve/restore your eyesight by a simple cataract operation, but you couldn’t afford this as you are barely making ends meet…….
Bangladesh has one of the highest percentages of blind people in relation to its population. There are approximately 750,000 adults and 40,000 children in Bangladesh who are blind due to cataract or other ocular diseases that could have easily been cured with timely and proper intervention. Approximately 80 percent of Bangladeshis who live in rural areas are almost completely deprived of eye-care services as they cannot afford the expense of treatment.
Through the donation received below are some key stats:
In 2019 AZWF funded
- 600 people were treated for eye infections, short-sightedness and long-sightedness;
- 54 cataract eye operation
- 10 tear duct operations
In Jan & Mar 2020 AZWF funded 2 eye camps
- 1000 people were treated for eye infections, short-sightedness and long-sightedness;
- 125 cataract eye operation
- 23 tear duct operations
In Mar 2022 AZWF funded
- 800 people were treated for eye infections, short-sightedness and long-sightedness;
- 39 cataract eye operation
- 11 tear duct operations
Unfortunately due to COVID, we were unable to carry out any further Eye Clinics in 2021.
The clinics will offer free eye examinations, diagnosis and treatment, including cataract operations for the neediest people in these areas of Bangladesh. The foundation has teamed up with the Moulvibazar BNSB Eye Hospital who has agreed to examine and treat the patients at a subsidised rate. Any cataract surgery that is required will also be subsidised. All operations are conducted by qualified eye surgeons at the hospital.
Please donate whatever you can. You support means so much to us and your donation will help to restore/improve the sight of a visually impaired person, who could not otherwise have afforded their treatment.
You can donate to this project using the following bank account details:
Bank: HSBC Bank
Name: Al-Zahoor Welfare Foundation
Sort Code: 403333
Account No: 22676559
Please use “Eye Clinic” as your reference.
Alternatively, you can donate below and checkout using the Stripe/Paypal secure payment gateway.