Rutland Lions Club help raise money to save people's sight in Nepal
Their story is all too common in the developing world, an estimated 39 million people are blind worldwide, according to The World Health Organisation, writes Allan Grey.
Of these, around 90 per cent live in low income areas, and 80 per cent suffer from conditions that can be cured.
The Lions Club of East Dharan works tirelessly to organise cataract screening and surgery camps, and for as little as $30, someone’s eyesight can be restored with a simple operation.
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