Helping the children's parents
As well as helping Tea Garden children who are going blind, we are also now able to help some of their parents.
Due to various social, nutritional and premature ageing factors, Tea Garden adults can start to go blind from cataracts by the age of 40. This can have a devastating effect on their ability to run the household, bring in an income and care for their children.
Vision for Bangladesh has arranged some Eye Screening Camps for these adults within the Tea Gardens and found that at least 50% of the adults who attended these camps have cataracts.
Even in the early stages of a cataract developing there will be an impact on their daily life.
These images show photos of adults before and after their surgery, fully funded by VFB.
Their smiles tell the story of a life changed and a brighter future ahead.
One lady after surgery returned to her house the next day and was seen cleaning all the floors in her dark glasses, as even with these on she had more sight than before!
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