Nomntu Twala’s eye problems began last year when her vision became cloudy and she started to get headaches. It was soon clear that the 77-year-old had developed cataracts.
Cataracts are the primary cause of blindness and impaired vision worldwide, affecting around 20 million people. But they can often be treated with a straightforward surgery.
Luckily, Mama Twala was one of seven Ikamva Labantu seniors chosen to undergo a life-changing cataract reversal surgery, as part of Eye Awareness Month, this past October.
“I can feel the difference already,’’ Mama Twala said, just days after the surgery, adding that she no longer bumps into things.
“I feel free and happy to see again.”