Cataracts and uncorrected refractive errors are the two leading causes of visual impairment around the world. Over 90% of people suffering from visual impairment live in developing countries. Africa is the most vulnerable continent of all. Cataract surgery can take minutes, but cataracts still cause 49% of the world’s blindness due to lack of optical aid.
BCT is committed to supporting the establishment of medical clinics and mobile medical and eye camps throughout the World. Cataracts are the leading cause of blindness worldwide, and together, we can fight to make such preventable conditions a thing of the past.
In 2019 so far we have already supported 68 camps and funded the cost of over 3000 cataract surgeries. One camp in particular screened over 5000 patients and delivered 238 cataracts and 25 other minor eye related surgeries. These life changing surgeries are vital in aiding the needy across rural areas of Kenya, Tanzania and India.
How can YOU help?
If you would like to donate towards this any of these eye camps, please use this link. Every amount, however small, goes a long way in giving the gift of sight to those who are otherwise left hopeless.