According to the WHO, at least 2.2 billion people have a near or distance vision impairment around the world.
Over 90 percent of people living with vision loss reside in developing countries where malnutrition and limited access to health care lead to a higher rate of eye disease. Cataracts are the leading cause of blindness and vision loss in Africa.
Many people assume that severe vision loss is permanent and cannot be cured. However, blindness caused by cataracts can be treated with cataract surgery. Unfortunately, millions of people worldwide cannot afford such life-changing treatments capable of restoring their vision.
Because of your support, Muslim Hands’ eye clinics make these treatments accessible to the most vulnerable communities in the world. Watch the video below to see how your donations changed one man's life forever.