A grandfather in orange with his granddaughter, post surgery, in pink. She is wearing an eye patch

Pinki and her grandfather

It was Pinki’s grandfather who brought her to the Orbis-supported Sadguru Netra Chikitsalaya Hospital in Chitrakoot, India – nine hours away from her family home.

Pinki’s family had recently moved in with him and, having recently undergone cataract surgery himself, he realised that Pinki was suffering from the same condition. He told us: 

Even more than the cloudiness, it was her dancing eyes that caught my concern. They never stop flickering.

At the hospital, Pinki was assessed and scheduled for surgery to remove the cataracts from both eyes. Before her operation her Grandfather said: 

I’m very hopeful because I was treated here and now I’m doing fine. I am in my 70s and after I received surgery here for my own cataract, I can now thread a needle perfectly. I’m extremely hopeful for her future.

Pinki underwent her surgery in November.  With her sight now restored, Pinki is enjoying being back at school.

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