5 Minutes To Change A Life

VARD Hospital outside Sylhet is a hive of activity. Referrals from the camps across the region come here to have their cataracts removed. The simple operation takes a few minutes, costs £27 to perform and gives people back their lives. The skills of the surgeons allow them to perform many operations each day, keeping them ahead of their target of eliminating preventable blindness in the region by 2013.

Nicky Morgan and the team were able to follow a couple of people throughout the whole process, from being diagnosed as having cataracts, through to recovering from their removal operation. The speed and efficiency of the system was breathtaking but there is still a lot to do. Watch out for ways that you can help support this work for the price of the pickle tray at your next curry.

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