Alok was just four when he was first brought by his parents to the L V Prasad Eye Institute at Bhubaneswar in June 2019. They had noticed a white spot on the black portion of his left eye, sought consultation with a local ophthalmologist, and had been referred to the institute on the suspicion of… Continue reading Little Alok and his big fight
Most toddlers keep themselves busy exploring their world with bright, wide-open eyes. So when the parents of two-year-old Shiva, from India, noticed a squint in his right eye, they knew right away that something was wrong. They took him to a government hospital where he was diagnosed with retinoblastoma. The most common eye cancer in… Continue reading Toddler saved from deadly eye cancer by early diagnosis and treatment
Sight restored. Cancer beaten. Lives saved! And all thanks to our generous donors! In September 2015, we opened the Operation Eyesight Universal Institute for Eye Cancer in India in response to the shocking fact that every day, four children in India are born with eye cancer. Through its early detection and integrated treatments programs,… Continue reading Helping eye cancer patients from India and around the world
Since we started working in India in 1963, Operation Eyesight has made great strides in that country. Our Hospital-Based Community Eye Health model has been endorsed by Vision 2020 India, and other organizations look to us as leaders in the eye health community. Our India projects are growing by leaps and bounds, and serving many levels of eye health across the… Continue reading Announcing: The Operation Eyesight Universal Institute for Eye Cancer!