United Hands Relief offers free cataract surgery in Jordan to Syrian and Palestinian refugees, and to Jordanians who have no means to pay for the surgery.
An estimated 46.7% of blindness in Jordan usually occurs due to untreated cataract. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), cataract is the leading cause of blindness and visual impairment worldwide, accounting for nearly 20 million cases with nearly 5 million new cases each year.
$520 FOR 20/20 VISION
We aim to restore eyesight to 250 elderly people in different parts of Jordan. Doctors will perform the procedures on one or both eyes of the patients, depending on their need. The next day, patients vision will be examined, and they will be provided with glasses and given the medical care they need and lack.
The project’s goal is to wipe out preventable blindness in Jordan, where vulnerable communities are already struggling with displacement, poverty, illness and the spread of COVID-19.
In 2020, UHR has sent several medical missions to Ethiopia and Kenya to perform cataract surgeries on patients in need. With the support of our generous donors, UHR helped restore the gift of sight to some of the most underprivileged individuals improving their quality of life.
Our goal is to reach 1,000 patients by the end of 2021.