Help Me See Inc, Helpmesee

Diseases, Disorders, Medical Disciplines
20 W 36Th St Fl 4 New York, Ny 10018-8005 http://helpmesee.org/
Total revenues
  • $19,449,943

Mission

The mission of HelpMeSee is to make the miracle of sight possible for every blind child and adult in the world who needs it regardless of where they live or how under-served they may be.

Description

HelpMeSee is a global campaign to ELIMINATE BLINDNESS caused by untreated cataract, which is by far the leading cause of blindness, making up 51% of all cases globally. Approximately 2 million people are bilaterally blind due to cataract, and an estimated 82 million suffer from cataract visual impairment. The vast majority of these people live in developing countries, where a lack of access to high‐quality service prevents them from undergoing a simple surgery that could restore their vision. According to a recently published Rand Health study, cataract blindness will increase to 32 million by 22, costing the world GDP about $1 trillion each year