Cataract work is one the most important projects of IHH which recently added Nigeria to the list of countries in the project. IHH teams first carried out 5 thousand medical checks in Nigerian cities of Kano, Funtua and Katsina. Following the medical checks one thousand patients were treated through the surgeries done in collaboration with international charity organization Al Basar International Foundation.
So far IHH has carried out 700 thousands field examination, 300 thousands medical examination and 75 thousands surgeries in Togo, Benin, Ghana, Chad, Uganda, Tanzania, Sierra Leone, Niger, Sudan, Ethiopia and Somalia.
The surgeries done by IHH in Nigeria will continue in different regions of the country.
What is Cataract ?
Cataract, which is known to be a sickness mostly seen in old people around the world, is a clouding of the lens inside the eye and it causes blindness unless treated.
In Africa, due to hot weather, malnutrition and climate many people get cataract and lose their eyesight at young age. Lack of eye doctors and opportunities adds to this and many patients in rural areas are condemned to darkness without getting chance of a surgery. Cataract’s only treatment is through surgery. There is no other way of treatment.
Those who would like to support this project can sponsor the surgery of one patient and restore his/her eyesight by donating 150 liras. Others can also support the project with any smaller amount they would like to donate.