Care Can’t Wait – Once vision is lost, it cannot be recovered. Early treatment is essential – loss of vision can be slowed or halted with medical and/or surgical treatment.
Patients who cannot afford to pay often forego treatment, resulting in worsening of glaucoma and vision loss.
“Children are the most precious resource of families. Children represent the families’ future and their hopes. A blind child is a tragedy for these families. A child whose blindness could have been prevented is an even greater disaster.” (Source: 2000 WHO publication, Report on the Prevention of Blindness)
Many regions of the world face an overwhelming lack of trained doctors and equipment needed to treat glaucoma.