Ms Amena, 70
Ms Amena comes from Abadpukur in the Naogaon region, a district in Northern Bangladesh. Due to it’s rich soil, the area is toplisted for the production of rice. This means that most people from this district are working in the fields all day, being exposted to sunlight, even as a housewife like Ms Amena.
Direct and strong sunlight increases the factors leading to blindness through cataract.
Without treatment Ms Amena would loose her eysight completely. Not being able to take care of her relatives or herself. With the help of the Ispahani Eye Hospital, ORBIS and IWISHUSUN Ms Amena recieved a cataract surgery.