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Eye diseases which can be treated with small operations negatively affect the quality of life in a large extent, especially in the regions in need. There are at least 2.2 billion people dealing with visual impairment, and 94 million of them are cataract patients. Since preventable and treatable eye diseases cannot be treated due to financial and technical difficulties, thousands of people lose their sight every year.

Cataract triggered by many reasons such as aging, diabetic, long-term sunlight, eye injuries, infection, can be treated only with surgery.  Thousands of patients wait for a helping hand to reach them, especially in the regions with poverty, physical infrastructural inadequacies and lack of workforce capacity.


Since 2006, Yeryüzü Doktorları has set up eye healthcare camps in 17 countries across the world, such as Afghanistan, Chechenia, Cameroon, Kenya, DR Congo, Lebanon, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Pakistan, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Yemen, Bangladesh and Nigeria. In these camps, 198 thousand 658 eye examinations, 28 thousand 119 cataract surgeries have been conducted and 54 thousand 834 eyeglasses have been distributed so far.

In addition to these services provided, Yeryüzü Doktorları supports local health institutions through installing eye surgery units and training local health personnel, with the aim of increasing their local capacity.


Today, millions of cataract patients face with the risk of losing their sight if they are not treated. By your donations, you can be the reason for cataract patients to open their eyes.