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Studies have shown that people with cataracts have worse health and vision-related quality of life than controls with normal vision (Hannah Kuper and Sarah Polack, ICEH/LSHTM)
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Real life stories

Eyeglasses bring hope for Ashika

Ashika from Nepal is a low vision client of Biratnagar Eye Hospital (BEH). She received glasses provided by BEH and has better vision now.

14-10-2016

Mina's Story

Mina, 43, has been receiving free medication, therapy and peer-to-peer support through CBM’s emergency response project with its partner Koshish.

15-04-2016

Bijaya's Story

Bijaya’s was crushed by falling rocks, but was provided free medical care, rehabilitation support and a durable prosthesis from CBM partner TLMN in Nepal

15-04-2016

Krisha's story

Krisha lost her mother and her sister during the April 25 earthquake and was admitted in a hospital for a month

19-10-2015

Denish's story

Denish's family talks about their experience during the April 2015 Nepal earthquake

27-07-2015

Raj Kumar's story

Raj Kumar talks about his experience during the recent Nepal earthquake

18-05-2015

Purna Maya's story

CBM is engaging with the NFDN (National Federation of the Disabled, Nepal) to identify and refer persons with disabilities to relief and recovery services

18-05-2015

Indira's Story

Indira talks about his experience during the recent Nepal earthquake

18-05-2015

Aarti's story

Aarti's grandmother talks about her experience during the recent Nepal earthquake

18-05-2015

Krishna's Story

Krishna talks about his experience during the recent Nepal earthquake and the work he plans to do for rights of persons with disabilities

18-05-2015

Radhika's ordeal during the Nepal earthquake

Radhika shares her story during the Nepal earthquake

06-05-2015

Surviving the Nepal earthquake

Rajendra shares his story during the Nepal earthquake

29-04-2015

Sight maintained, dreams restored

Neha, a 12 year old Indian girl affected by glaucoma, talks about her journey this World Glaucoma Week

06-03-2015

"Adversity brings out the best in us"

Suresh, previously affected by leprosy, is now a national award winner. He has dedicated his life to helping people with disabilities.

04-08-2014

Disaster Reduction - Meet Kazol, 'disaster prepared'

Leading up to 13 October, International Day for Disaster Reduction (IDDR 2013), CBM celebrates disability inclusive practices from around the world

03-10-2013

Disaster Reduction - meet Rashedul from Bangladesh

Leading up to 13 October, International Day for Disaster Reduction (IDDR 2013), CBM celebrates disability inclusive practices from around the world

09-09-2013

A scholar released from chains

Soba, a young man in Nepal, was a talented scholar whose mental illness was mismanaged

01-11-2010

A grandmother's grief

After the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, CBM partners were able to help Paniyamma come to terms with her grief

01-11-2010

A life-changing operation

Ramaswamy was blind for years until cataract operation from a mobile eye unit supported by CBM changed his life

01-11-2010

Family reintegration after years on street

Purna was reintegrated into her family and community after 25 years on the street

01-11-2010

A mountain trek to restore sight

In 1989 Bebe Devi walked 110km through the Himalayas to have her sight restored

01-11-2010


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