Seva Canada is a charitable organization providing high-quality, comprehensive eye care services for children and adults in Malawi, as well as 8 other countries in the developing world. For children, congenital and developmental cataracts are the leading causes of blindness. Seva’s Childhood Blindness Program in Malawi is dedicated to reducing childhood blindness through early identification of children with visual impairment, providing appropriate interventions such as cataract surgery, and follow up.
Without urgent care, children face a lifetime of blindness and missed potential. There’s a terrible cycle of blindness and poverty with blindness; having a blind person to care for drives families deeper into poverty.
My photographic work for Seva in Malawi focused on the activities at the Lions Sight First Eye Hospital in Blantyre: the project focuses mainly on children with cataract in order to provide appropriate treatment, including surgery, follow- up and provision of prescription glasses.