Cataract in both eyes since her early teens
“Where did you get the 15000 Rubies from?!” This was the
first question Zameera Abdul Razzaq asked her mother as she told her that her
surgery can be done.
Zameera is 20 years old, the only daughter among 5 sons. The
family lived in Khameso Khan Hattar at the outskirts of Kandiaro in Pakistan.
She has been suffering from Cataract in both eyes since her early teens. As she was growing up Zameera learned to ignore her visual
disability. But as the disability got worse she started noticing the difference
between the little she saw and the normal that others around her saw.
had heard about the Noor Dubai eye camp, she knew there is hope for her
daughter, she just didn’t know when. Now, with Noor Dubai coming to Kandiaro,
she doesn’t have to wait anymore.
mother and little brother travelled to the camp area. The doctors decided to
operate her right eye first and wait for full recovery before scheduling the
second surgery for the left eye.
Covered in her
black shawl, Zameera waiting for her turn in the OR with a smile on her face.
She knew she will see again, the comforting words of the camp doctors reassured
her, gave her hope.
surgery, Zameera decided to go home, she felt comfort in her house with her
mother and brothers. She returned the next day for her first check up after
As the doctor
removed the bandage to examine her, Zameera gave him the thumbs-up.
“I feel great”
said Zameera, “ I can see again, I cant wait till Noor Dubai comes back again
to operate my right eye”.