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Humanity First, an international relief and development agency that works with the world’s most vulnerable people, has made a donation to carter for 50 cataract patients in Kenya.

It is understood that the Lions SightFirst Eye hospital will carry out the cataract operations on the 50 patients.

‘Humanity First Kenya made a donation to Lions SightFirst Eye hospital in Loresho Nairobi. This will cater for 50 cataract operations at the hospital’, the tweet on Humanity First Kenya handle read.

Cataracts form when protein builds up in the eye lens, making the eyes cloudy and preventing light from passing through clearly.

Data from the National Centre for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) shows that the prevalence of blindness in Kenya is estimated as 0.7 percent, with cataract contributing 43 percent.

According to the Kenya Ministry of Health, an estimated 15.5 percent of Kenyans are in need of quality eye care services including cataract surgery.

‘Lions SightFirst Eye hospital received a generous donation from Humanity First Kenya that will go a long way in supporting cataract patients’, the hospital confirmed in a tweet.

‘Present during the Cheque presentation was our Chairman, Dr Manilal Dodhia, Vice Chairman, Dr Manoj Shah [and] GM Mrs Rizwana Peerbhoy’.

Source: Humanity First Kenya

Photo source: Lions SightFirst Eye hospital

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