Young Woman’s Sight Restored
“I no longer think about the past, only my future,” Lucineh, a young woman who started losing her sight at age 21, said. She had been almost blind for several years from Diabetic Retinopathy and was unable to participate in any of the activities a woman her age does.
Living in a small, remote village in Armenia, Lucineh knew that the cost of a trip to Yerevan was the difference between regaining her sight and living in near darkness.
Just four towns outside of Yerevan provide basic eye care and most surgery is available only in the capital. Few Armenians are able to travel the distance because of cost or other factors and they have to go without care, leaving many visually disabled.
Fortunately, Lucineh and her family learned of the Armenian EyeCare Project and its Mobile Eye Hospital that travels to villages throughout Armenia. Lucineh was able to receive the surgery she needed and her sight was restored.