Suman sits in the waiting room with her father, Munna, and four other children who are scheduled for surgery that day. The hospital also has 200 adult patients today – mostly elderly people from northern India who are having cataract surgery.
Thanks to you, skilled surgeons are performing hundreds of modern day miracles every day.
Using an operating microscope for pinpoint accuracy, Dr Singh makes a small incision at one end of Suman’s eye and removes the cataract. The nurse then passes him the tiny artificial lens which he gently implants into the eye. A little while later, the surgery is over and a nurse covers Suman’s eye with a green surgical patch.
The next morning when the eye patch is removed from Suman’s eye, it marks a new beginning in her life.
“I can see bright light and colours around me,” Suman exclaims joyfully. “It’s like I’m slowly coming out of a dark room into the bright outdoors.”
In the afternoon, Suman receives her glasses and is clearly delighted with the pair of light pink spectacles. Her mother, Deepa, is truly grateful to friends like you that her little girl has been given the Miracle gift of sight: