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Working to eliminate preventable blindness in Egypt

Imagine going blind due to a cause that is preventable and treatable.

This is the case for 2.2 million people around the world  who have a vision impairment due to Trachoma that could have been and still may be prevented. 

At Collaborative Vision, we work to fund vision restoring, life changing surgeries for patients in Egypt.

To eradicate preventable blindness
we must address Trachoma

Prof. Dr. Hisham Adel

Professor of Ophthalmology at Cairo University

“Trachoma has been eliminated in many countries around the world, but not Egypt. Here, it’s a big problem, because it affects the poorest population, the people that lack access to healthcare.” 

This is what it's like to live with Trachoma.

“I feel like something is constantly piercing into my eyes and I feel like there’s sand in my upper eyelid. It’s so painful and irritating that I feel like I just want to pull my eyes out.”​

“It’s been ongoing for a very long time at least 30 years and since I never thought I’d been able to get surgery there was nothing I could do about it.”

Listen to our Founder, Yassin Nayel
tell his story