Restore sight to kids like Alikiangelo who are blind this Easter

A Brighter Future for Alikiangelo

When Alikiangelo tried to see the world, he could only make out blurry shadows.

When Alikiangelo tried to see the world, he could only make out blurry shadows.

Alikiangelo struggled to join other kids in play and was often ignored.

Alikiangelo struggled to join other kids in play and was often ignored.

Thanks to a Canadian like you, Alikiangelo received surgery to restore his sight and make the world bright again!

Thanks to a Canadian like you, he received sight-restoring surgery and a brighter future!

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Common Questions

What are cataracts?

Cataracts are a clouding of the lens within the eye. They block the passage of light to the retina so the nerve cells aren’t able to send clear pictures to the brain about what the eye is seeing.

How do children get cataracts?

Cataracts can have several causes, including:

  • Genetics
  • Infection during pregnancy 
  • Low birth weight
  • Eye injury 
  • Complication with other eydiseases like glaucoma

Why does cataract surgery cost $200 for a child?

Cataract surgery costs $200 for a child because the surgery is more difficult. It takes more time, as a child’s eye is smaller and still developing. During this surgery, a child is also put under general anesthetic, which means an anesthesiologist needs to be involved. And the child stays overnight and is monitored closely to ensure there is no infection.