Cataracts can be treated, and vision can be restored with surgery. Unfortunately, millions of people in developing countries cannot afford the simple 15-minute surgery and risk losing their vision completely. While cataracts affect the person losing their vision most- it also has an impact on their family. Individuals cannot continue to work and provide for their family, often times family members will take on additional roles like a being the full time caretakers, and disrupts the quality of life.
Mozambique is experiencing high cases of cataracts, but not enough funds to operate surgeries and cover costs. Through the help of our donors and specialized doctors, the UOSSM Cataract Treatment campaign has helped over a thousand cataract patients, performing necessary surgeries and providing the proper treatment.