Cataract patient Aylito, Ethiopia

Patient stories: treating Aylito, Ethiopia, for trichiasis

Aylito lives in Ethiopia and has been blind in one eye since the age of six. She suffered from trichiasis, a painful eye condition, that threatened sight in her other eye. Unaware of available treatment options, Aylito lived with the impending possibility of losing her vision completely and the fear of not being able to take care of her family.

Through Orbis’s eye health outreach programmes in Ethiopia, she was finally able to take the necessary steps to transform her life, one in which she could confidently support herself and her family.

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