THIS CHRISTMAS, GIVE SIGHT & GIVE HOPE
This Christmas, will you give hope to those with blinding conditions?
As we edge closer to 2021, we reflect on all that has been achieved in during this extraordinary year. But our mission is far from over.
Celebrate the season of giving by making a donation in the name of your loved one. It’s the gift that needs no wrapping, no box and no ribbon. Give the gift of hope by donating now.
When Aye’s mother noticed a white spot in her daughter’s left eye, they travelled to Yangon Eye Hospital’s Paediatric Ophthalmology Clinic for help. They were treated by A/Prof Than and Dr Kyawt, Sight For All trained Paediatric specialists, who confirmed Aye had a retinoblastoma and needed urgent surgery.
Retinoblastoma is an eye cancer that affects young children, with 90% of those affected living in low-income countries. Survival rates in Australia are nearly 100%, but are less than 50% in low-income countries, primarily because of the advanced disease at the time of presentation and a delay in diagnosis.
Under A/Prof Than and Dr Kyawt’s care, the damaged eye was removed and a prosthetic eye was inserted in its place. Aye’s post-surgical treatment included chemotherapy and 12 months later she returned to school, cancer free.