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Second Sight

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Second Sight is so close to achieving our ultimate goal that we really need your help. We have been working to restore sight to blind people for the past 18 years. And in the worst region of the world for cataract blindness-- the impoverished state of Bihar in India. We have been doing this with amazingly efficient local ophthalmic teams - working alongside them, training doctors and paramedics and setting them up to continue without us in the future. We do not waste a single penny of donated money on admin, publicity, expenses or salaries! We have just over 2 more years to complete our work.

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 380,000 people over the years. We are currently funding surgery for over 40,000 blind people EVERY YEAR. And our finite aim is to have cleared the backlog of blind people in the areas in which we work by 2020 end. How exciting is that!

Charity No: 1080445

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