This old couple came to our hospital through a cataract screening camp. The old man had lost vision in one of his eyes since childhood and could not see in his only seeing eye for the past few months due to advanced cataract. Gradually his wife also developed blurred vision in one eye due to cataract. Being abandoned by four sons they were dependent on an old-age pension of $7 USD for their livelihood. In
this situation they couldn’t dare to think of getting their vision back through a cataract surgery.
In a cataract screening camp our outreach team diagnosed both of them to have cataract and brought them to the hospital for a free cataract surgery. The very next day of surgery this poor old couple got their sight back. The happy moment when the husband rediscovered his wife after a long time brought tear to everyone’s eyes.