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Corneal blindness is preventable in approximately 80% of cases worldwide. In many instances, all it takes is a trained person and a few dollars’ worth of antibiotics to save a person’s eyesight. One such success story is that of Rimsa,
Januka is competent to take care of eye issues. Januka was trained by SightLife in 2017 to identify and provide early treatment for corneal injuries and infections, under the Corneal Blindness Prevention program.
Alimun Nisha, a community health worker in India trained in primary eye care, used her own funds and family help to assist laborers quarantined by COVID-19
SightLife and USAID have successfully completed a project in India that shared knowledge and skills for early treatment of eye injuries in children. The training prepared hundreds of health care professionals and allowed thousands of patients (including nearly 4,000 children) to
This year India celebrates the 35th year of the National Eye Donation Fortnight, an annual two-week event from August 25 to September 8 that encourages the community to pledge to donate their eyes after death to help the millions of
To help contain the novel coronavirus, SightLife’s community health workers have broadened their remit to help to save lives while continuing to improve corneal health outcomes during the pandemic.