Sightsavers stories

"I am happy she can read after her eye operation."

A girl with cataract looking straight in the camera

Rukmani’s eye condition was a roadblock to her studies.

Four-year-old Rukmani hails from Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh. Rukmani had been suffering from cataract for quite some time. Although it has not been clear of how she developed the eye problem, her family seemed to think that it could be the result from a fall that Rukmani faced while playing.

A young girl getting her medical examination done before cataract surgery
A girl with cataract smiling

“She is now happy. Even we are happy because her life is on track now.”

A girl with cataract smiling

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Bridging Vision Gaps: A Comprehensive Study of The RAAHI Programme for Improving Truckers' Eye Health in India

Visual impairment presents a significant public health concern globally, with a notable impact on individuals' quality of life.

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Eyesight to Insight: Evidence from Urban Eye Health Programme

India, with a population exceeding 1.486 billion, faces substantial challenges in urban eye health, particularly in densely populated states like Uttar Pradesh.

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Arman and Farhana's story

In the interiors of the Ramgarh block of Alwar, nestled beyond two tunnels and a sandy path adjacent to the railway track amidst fields, resides the Armana and Farhan family.