Do you enjoy the beauty of the flowers? Do the stars and the moon mesmerize you every evening? You are lucky you have the power of vision to enjoy the nature and your life to the fullest. There are thousands of people in poverty-stricken regions of Bangladesh whose only world is darkness. Just close your eyes for a few minutes and try contemplating on things that are happening around you. In your heart you will feel the plight of thousands of blind men and women. Vision is a necessity that we cannot do without.
All that cataract blind people long for is vision to see the world like you and I do every day. You can help them see again by giving them the needed cataract surgery by supporting their cause. Your simple act will help someone enjoy the beauty of this life by having their cataract removal surgery. This great act of charity will change a person’s life forever. Just imagine the joy that you can bring in someone’s life by giving them vision. It will be your service to the society and mankind.
Touching Souls International is a non-profit organization working for the uplift and community development in Bangladesh. It has been carrying out charity program in some of the most backward regions of Bangladesh.
Touching Souls International has been encouraging people to support their “Sight Restoration & Blindness Prevention Project” which provides free cataract removal surgeries by having the eye camp in different areas of Bangladesh. Patients are also provided with free lens implants along with their cataract removal surgeries. It conducts these camps at the village level setting up eye camps in some of the most remote areas of the country.
Touching Souls International conducts these surgeries in collaboration with the BNBS Eye Hospital in Mymensingh. Patients selected in these village camps undergo free surgeries at the hospital after which they are kept in observation at the hospital for a period of three days. On the third day these patients undergo a post-operative checkup and are brought back to their homes. Patients are also called for a review checkup three weeks after the operation where provided with glasses free of cost.
These camps have been a huge success in Touching Souls International’s endeavor of eradicating curable blindness in Bangladesh. Cataract accounts for 80% of adult blindness in Bangladesh and there are an estimated 550,000 to 750,000 adults suffering from this problem. In each camp approximately 60 disadvantaged people get their free cataract removal surgery. Although this might be a rain drop in an ocean, it is a giant step towards bring about a change in the lives of thousands in Bangladesh.