Donate for Shamim’s Cataract Surgery

Donate for Shamim’s Cataract Surgery

Zakat Eligible Shamim Akhtar
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Shamim Akhtar's Story

Fifty years old Shamim’s vision is declining every day. Before you proceed to read the details of Shamim’s ailment, please know that you can help her see better. Therefore, we request you to please donate for Shamim’s cataract surgery as much as you can. 

Shamim Akhtar suffers from Cataracts. Cataracts are the clouding of the lens of your eye. Most cataracts develop slowly over time, causing symptoms such as blurry vision.

To treat the condition, the doctor has advised her to undergo left Phacoemulsification and IOL (Intraocular Lens) surgery. Phacoemulsification is a surgical procedure that is performed to remove the faulty lens. The usual practice is to insert the probe via a small incision so that the cloudy lens can be broken into tiny little pieces. Fragments are removed (sucked out), and an intraocular lens (IOL) is placed. Previously, Transparent Hands arranged for Shamim Akhtar’s surgery for her right eye. Now, she has to undergo the same procedure for her left eye. 

However, apart from being an effective procedure, it is also an expensive one. A procedure that Shamim or her family cannot afford on their own. Shamim works as a daily wage worker and hardly manages to earn PKR. 200 every day. With this measly income, she cannot afford to pay for her eye surgery. Shamim Akhtar told us:

“If it were not for one last flame of hope that is still flickering in my life, I would have given up already. I am at my wit’s end. Transparent Hands is my only hope. There is nothing else for me to look forward too.”

All that is left for you to do is help out Shamim whose vision declines with every moment you waste. Please donate for Shamim’s cataract surgery as much as you can.


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Shamim Akhtar's Story

Shamim Akhtar, aged 51 years, a resident of Multan, suffered from a gradual loss of vision. She also experienced occasional pain in her eyes. The doctor diagnosed her with cataract in left eye and advised her to undergo Phaco with IOL. For this purpose, Shamim Akhtar was admitted to Bakhtawar Amin Memorial Trust Hospital. Here her left Phaco with IOL was performed by Dr. Hassan Raza on 01.10.2021. She was discharged from the hospital on the same day of her surgery. The surgery was successful and Shamim Akhtar is in good health now.

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