Trachoma is a bacterial eye infection that spreads easily through contact with eye discharge from infected people on hands and clothing, and also through direct transmission by flies. Left untreated, the eyelid eventually turns inward, causing the eyelashes to rub the eyeball, resulting in intense pain and scarring of the cornea. This leads to irreversible blindness. But with eyelid surgery to correct inverted eyelashes, a patient’s remaining vision can be preserved.
By giving this gift, you’ll provide surgery for two eyes through an Operation Eyesight partner hospital in Africa. Your gift will prevent a man or woman from going blind, saving them from a life of pain and darkness and restoring hope for a brighter future!
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