Every one of us is well aware of the role played by eyes in our life. The gift of vision is God’s biggest boon to mankind. However, studies show that a significant proportion of the population is reeling under the darkness of blindness- blindness due to cataract.
In the present times, blindness due to cataract is something that cannot be accepted easily primarily because of the fact that being curable in nature, a minor cataract surgery can give the patient his or her eyesight back and the opportunity to get back a normal life again. The problem still persists because of lack of awareness on one hand and presence of proper infrastructure on the other. A helping hand surely will make a huge difference and that is what non profit organizations like Touching Souls International have been doing of late.
A noble initiative has been taken by Touching Souls International who had been doing their bit to help the masses get back their vision. Touching Souls International conducts free eye camps in some of the most remote villages in the country. These camps have been accepted very whole heartedly by the people of the rural areas who have very little access to proper health care facilities. Touching Souls International just believes in working for a good cause, to make a difference in the life of those who are suffering from cataract blindness. In most of the villages of the country Touching Souls International has been doing their part by running medical camps on cataract surgery, cleft -lip, club foot surgery.
Touching Souls conducted eye camps are a part of the Sight restoration and blindness prevention project. Patients with severe cataract problems are diagnosed and send to the BNBS Eye Hospital for surgery. After the surgery and an observation for day or two, a thorough check up follows with the patient free to go home and lead a normal life. Apart from cataract removal surgeries, free lens implant is also offered by Touching Souls International to the patients.
As much as 936 patients have been given the gift of vision back through the cataract surgeries arranged by Touching Soul International. This is quite an impressive number to get the trust of rural villagers who are unknowingly living in the shadows of darkness caused by cataract. A new life waits for them and Touching Souls International is just being the pathfinder.