Every year, the second week of May is World Retinoblastoma Week. It is an opportunity to raise global awareness of retinoblastoma, a life-threatening eye cancer that is almost exclusively found in young children. Although retinoblastoma can be treated with chemotherapy, globally there is a low survival rate because patients are often diagnosed too late. This problem is especially prevalent in developing countries, where it… Continue reading It’s World Retinoblastoma Week!
Eye cancer doesn’t have to result in blindness in India anymore!
Our Canadian intern, Adrian Parlow, shared this story and photo with us. Thank you, Adrian! Aboobacker is a caring father of two from Kerala, a state at the southernmost tip of India. He was diagnosed with cancer in both eyes when he was 18 months old. One day, he was playing outside with the neighbors… Continue reading Eye cancer doesn’t have to result in blindness in India anymore!
Announcing: The Operation Eyesight Universal Institute for Eye Cancer!
Since we started working in India in 1963, Operation Eyesight has made great strides in that country. Our program models have been endorsed by Vision 2020 India, and other organizations look to us as leaders in the eye health community. Our India projects are growing by leaps and bounds, and serving many levels of eye… Continue reading Announcing: The Operation Eyesight Universal Institute for Eye Cancer!
Cancer can leave children in the dark
When you think of Operation Eyesight and our mission to eliminate avoidable blindness, the word “cancer” may not come to mind. However, eye cancer is a cause of blindness, and in some cases, this blindness could have been avoided with early detection. Retinoblastoma, a malignant tumour that starts in the cells of the retina, is… Continue reading Cancer can leave children in the dark