Today is World Sight Day and we are launching a ‘Stop Diabetic Blindness’ campaign to tackle the risks of losing eye sight – also known as diabetic retinopathy.
It is estimated that over 35 million people have diabetes in Pakistan, raising concern a large amount of these people may not realize that diabetes can cause blindness, which is a very real threat.
Diabetic retinopathy is a serious complication that can affect anyone living with the condition and they will also be at higher risk of developing other eye conditions like glaucoma and cataracts. When problems begin there often won’t be any symptoms, which means people might leave treatment too late, when permanent damage has already happened.
With your donation we can help people control their condition and make sure those visiting LRBT hospitals in Pakistan are having regular eye screening tests as well as their usual eye tests.
The treatment for diabetic retinopathy could be the difference between a person with diabetes losing their sight or saving it.
Noaman Sanni M.D. & Chairman of LRBT USA says:
“Loss of sight can be devastating, which is why we are doing everything we can to ensure people have all the information and support they need to take care of their eyesight.
“People living with diabetes are at particular risk of sight loss – but this complication is avoidable. If you have diabetes and are over 12 you should be having your eyes screened for retinopathy by attending a LRBT hospital in Pakistan. The screening looks for specific changes in the eye that cause blindness, and it is effective at reducing your risk of sight loss.”