Each year in México thousands of adults lose their sight to cataracts, and hundreds of children are born with strabismus (crossed eyes). With strabismus, improperly aligned eyes cause limited or blurred vision, or complete loss of vision. Both conditions can be corrected with surgery, but families in rural villages lack access even to basic health services.
In 1996, PRASAD de México was founded to provide free eye surgery to remove cataracts and correct the alignment of the eyes, restoring vision, independence, self-esteem and self-reliance to adults and children. Since its inception, PRASAD de México has held more than 180 eye camps and performed free eye surgery on 30,000 adults and children.