Throughout the world, untreated cataracts are the leading cause of blindness, making up 51% of all cases. Approximately 22 million people are bilaterally blind due to cataracts – with women and young girls bearing two-thirds of this terrible burden.
HelpMeSee has treated more than 85,000 women across the globe. In honor of Mother's Day, HelpMeSee is launching an online campaign so that supporters worldwide can join in our efforts to reduce the impact that cataract blindness has on women. On the organization's website, www.HelpMeSee.org, you can click to join the Mother's Day campaign and purchase a life-transforming surgery for a woman in need for $50.
Thanks to the generous support of over 90,000 donors, HelpMeSee has already made significant strides toward ending cataract blindness worldwide. Together with our surgical partners and visionary donors, more than 150,000 cataract surgeries have been conducted since 2011, transforming the lives of not only the patient, but also their family members and caregivers. Economic data has proven that when women's health is improved, the health and economic conditions of the entire family unit rise as well.