Why Eyes Surgeries

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A question might arise why we started with eye surgeries project. Many of us might wonder why eye surgeries. Why this group has started with this project. The simple answer is world needs it and cause of removing blindness around the world is achievable. To give some figures on visual impairment and blindness:

The Friends for the Cause group embarked on the eye surgeries project due to the pressing need to combat visual impairment and blindness worldwide. According to statistics, an estimated 285 million people are visually impaired globally, with 39 million people being blind. Developing countries account for about 90% of the world’s visually impaired, while individuals aged 50 and above make up 82% of those living with blindness.

Uncorrected refractive errors are the leading cause of visual impairment globally, while cataracts remain the primary cause of blindness in middle- and low-income countries. It is noteworthy that up to 80% of all visual impairment cases can be avoided or cured. In fact, cataracts, the most significant cause of visual impairment due to blindness, can be corrected through a small operation, which is accessible to many.

As the world’s population ages, more people are at risk of age-related visual impairment. In India, for example, the prevalence of blindness is estimated at 62.6 per 10,000 populations, with 80% of the blindness cases being avoidable. The country accounts for about 20% of the world’s blind population, with cataracts being the leading cause of blindness, followed by refractive errors and glaucoma.

The Friends for the Cause group is composed of individuals who have been involved in charity work for years and share a common goal of doing good. They have taken on the noble task of reducing the prevalence of blindness in India and globally through their eye surgeries project.


Important disclosure :

FFC is collecting funds through it’s parent organization IGVS, International Gaudiya Vedenta Society, Houston, which has a registered charity status in US. FFC as an individual organization does not have a charity status in Canada. Tax receipt will be provided by IGVS, US to all donors, who donate for our surgeries through online donation and simple receipt of FFC if donated in Canada through cheque or cash.
Registration process for FFC is underway.