By: Cassie Matchim Hernandez, It Is Written, and Adventist Review, courtesy Adventist Review
Eyes for India, a ministry sponsored by the It Is Written media ministry that seeks to restore sight to the blind through cataract surgeries in India, held its annual eye camp in Barabanki district, Uttar Pradesh, in February 2021.
Ophthalmologist Jacob Prabhakar reported that once more, he was able to restore sight to thousands of people. “I thank God for a successful camp, despite the continued pandemic!”
This year, from February 1 to 11, Prabhakar and his medical team successfully completed 2,672 cataract and 29 pterygium removal surgeries (a pterygium is a small growth in the corner of the eye). “I praise God for making such an impact possible in a Hindu temple,” Prabhakar said. “The need this year is greater than ever before. Since there were no surgery services in this area all through the pandemic year, the backlog is huge. The people are poor and desperate for help.”