About Campaign

ends 21 Nov 2017, 11:59 PM
Diabetic Retinopathy is the leading cause of vision loss in working-age adults. Without vision, adults cannot go to work to earn an income to support themselves. They lose their independence and there is a lifetime costs of care and dependency.

In recent years, there has been a dramatic increase in the prevalence of diabetes across the world. People with diabetes are at risk of developing blinding eye conditions such as Diabetic Retinopathy, glaucoma and cataract.

There is an urgent need for investments in training medical teams to identify and effectively treat eye conditions related to diabetes.

This World Diabetes Day, support our work to raise awareness of Diabetes-related eye conditions and the need of regular eye screenings.

About the Charity

Every 5 seconds, someone in the world goes blind. 253 million people in the world are visually impaired. But did you know that 80% of these cases are needless? Many do not get the care they so desperately need: 90% of the world's visually impaired lives in developing countries. Lack of training and poor infrastructure is a growing problem. Orbis is an international non-profit organization and a pioneer in global eye health. We transform lives by preventing and treating avoidable blindness. We do this by building the capacities of our partners.


Fundraising can help to raise more and change more lives.

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