UK-Based Sightsavers Provides Sight Restoring Surgeries, Vaccines, And Treatment To African Villages And Abroad

Sightsavers Provides Treatment For Patients Without Access To Medical Care

When most think of chronic disease that affects the poorest of countries, they generally do not realize the ongoing suffering and pain that is associated. Additionally, often left unsaid are diseases that are not fatal, but that cause permanent damage to basic senses such as vision. Sightsavers is working to treat and hopefully eliminate this disease, as it has been eliminated in some countries.

 

Surgical Treatments Restoring Sight And Comfort

The disease is not ‘someone else’s problem’. It is a joint effort among nations to end suffering among humanity. It is at the very least, the ability to empathize with those who cannot even afford the basic essentials for life such as plain water. Sightsavers is a UK based organization that provides treatment to the affected individuals, vaccinations to prevent further infection, and additional resources such as sanitization education for further prevention measures.

 

Treatment And Prevention Of Trachoma

Sightsavers provide many services to these poverty-stricken countries. They have provided surgeries to restore sight in blind patients that have cataracts, treated the millions affected by trachoma; A disease that curls the eyelashes inward to an extreme that will eventually lead to irreversible blindness from scar tissue on the cornea. Early treatment and surgeries can prevent this from occurring.

Sightsavers Treats Billions Of Patients

Sightsavers has reached an impressive milestone in providing medications to prevent and treat tropical disease. Nigeria and Sudan among other countries across the world benefit from Sightsavers efforts. One of the avenues that the organization utilizes is enlisting the services of chosen villagers in the different communities. These individuals are trained in administering the vital medication, and are tasked with picking up deliveries, managing the medication, and finally delivering treatments and vaccines to every resident of the communities. Over One Billion people have been treated by Sightsavers, and counting.

 

Giving Of Themselves To Help Those In Need

From the surgeries performed to restore sight to procedures that revert the eyelashes to keep them from scratching the eye and inflicting pain, from essential vaccines administered to prevent epidemics and disease spreading to treating infected patients with medical care they desperately need, Sightsavers is on the frontlines of these communities selflessly administering life and sight-saving measures to help those in dire need who cannot help themselves.

 

 

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