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Second Sight

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Second Sight restores sight to those unnecessarily BLIND from cataract, in the worst region of the world for this condition-- the impoverished state of Bihar in India-- and without wasting a single penny of donated money on admin, publicity, expenses or salaries!

Please donate to support our cause. India has a good number of ophthalmologists. However, there are two reasons why the blind remain blind. Either there are not enough eye surgeons working in the areas of greatest need, or the blind person cannot afford the surgery. Or both. When we began in the year 2000, it was Second Sight eye surgeons, all volunteers, who cured the blind at hospitals where the surgeon was the missing link. Now there are more eye surgeons in Bihar willing to return to their roots and work in small town and rural Bihar where the majority of the blind live.We provide clinical support,essential equipment and money to cover surgical costs, hospital stay and outreach work to identify and bring in the patients. Still based in the corner of the founder's bedroom, Second Sight has brought sight-restoring surgery to over 300,000 people over the years. We are currently funding surgery for over 40,000 blind people EVERY YEAR. And our finite aim is for no-one to be blind from cataract in Bihar by the end of the year 2020. How exciting is that!

Charity No: 1080445

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