Our Patients

Our patients come from extremely poor and mostly rural areas. Most do not have any access to medical care. It is sad to think that there are 20 million children and adults in developing countries who may remain blind for their entire life simply because they are too poor to afford a $300 surgery.

20/20/20 hopes to change that.

Over the past few years, we’ve helped provide life-changing eye surgeries to more than 40,000 blind children and adults. Nothing compares to watching a child who was born blind open their eyes and see their mom for the first time in their life.

Here are some heartwarming stories of just a handful of our little patients whose lives were changed forever after a simple 15-minute surgery that gave them back their sight.

A 7-year-old blind girl gets a 2nd chance at life.

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Rupali is a seven-year-old girl who was born blind in a very poor village in Eastern India. None of the other children wanted to play with her. And she couldn’t go to school. Then her parents took her to a hospital where she received eye surgery funded by 20/20/20 – […]

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She waited six long years for the surgery that would cure her blindness.

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Imagine if your daughter suddenly became blind at the age of three. You learn there’s a surgery that can restore her eyesight, but you can’t afford it. You go from hospital to hospital begging for help. You try to borrow the money but can’t. Years go by as you watch […]

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The inspiring story of two sisters both born blind.

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BEFORE: 12-year-old Sonia had been waiting her entire life to have her eyesight restored. When asked what is the one thing she would like to see the most when she opens her eyes she said, “The world.” Her parents barely support the family planting and harvesting rice by hand. They […]

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