Open Your Eyes – A Documentary on the Amazing Impact of Cataract Surgery
A documentary film which premiered this past summer on HBO, Open Your Eyes tells the inspiring story of one couple’s struggle to regain their sight lost to cataracts. They lived in a remote, mountainous region of Nepal. Cataracts are the leading cause of blindness worldwide. Cataract surgery is not only the most commonly performed surgery in the US; it is also safe with little downtime. In the developing world, however, many people do not have access to eyecare professionals.
Nonprofit groups, like the Seva Foundation featured in the documentary, are beginning to address the need for cataract surgery in developing countries by going door to door in remote villages to help connect surgical candidates with volunteer surgeons. This couple went on a long bus ride and walked barefoot on rough terrain for many miles, unable to see, in order to have their cataracts removed. The result is very impactful – they are utterly transformed by regaining their sight, their purpose, and their worth.
The board certified, fellowship trained cataract surgeons of Matossian Eye Associates are proud to engage in the important work of restoring sight. Please call 1-800-708-8800 for a consultation with one of our specialists today.
Matossian Eye Associates is a center of excellence for cataracts with advanced technology implants, featuring outstanding services offered by nationally recognized doctors. For a consultation, please call our toll free number at 1-800-708-8800 or visit us at http://www.matossianeye.com.
Cynthia Matossian, MD, FACS
Matossian Eye Associates