Never say die: Magic of sight after six years of shadows

Two months later, vision therapist Nelson Chwa examined Criscent’s eyes before fitting him with spectacles, allowing him to see the world clearly for the first time.

For the first six years of his life, Criscent Bwambale was one of 18 million people in the developing world estimated to be living with preventable blindness. He was born with cataracts and was able to make out only vague areas of light and dark.

In Uganda, where Criscent lives with his grandmother in a mud-built house surrounded by cocoa plantations, that means almost total exclusion from normal life. He couldn’t go to school or play with other children his age, and had to rely on his family for even the most basic tasks.  -BBC

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