Global Reach of Cataract Surgery
Cataract surgery is one of the most commonly performed surgeries in the world. In fact, it is estimated that there are approximately 20 million cataract surgeries performed each year. And while cataract surgery is most commonly associated with developed countries, the truth is that this life-changing procedure is performed all over the world with the help of organizations like the Himalayan Cataract Project and SEE International.
YouTuber Cures Blindness
Recently a prominent YouTuber, MrBeast, helped to restore sight to thousands of people that could not afford cataract surgery and his video about it on Youtube has over 100 million views so far! MrBeast aka Jimmy Donaldson is an American YouTube personality, entrepreneur, and philanthropist, who is the second creator on Youtube to reach 100 million subscribers. The 24-year-old pioneered a content genre focusing on expensive stunts, challenges, and donations. The more popular he gets, the more money he gives away. His cataract video has raised awareness all over the world about the millions of people desperately needing a cure for their blindness.
San Antonio Cataract Surgeon
One of San Antonio’s own plays a significant part in helping to cure blindness. Dr. Gregory Parkhurst and his team recently traveled to the Yucatan Peninsula with SEE International to provide this life-changing surgery to help restore sight to the needlessly blind. Developed countries tend to have better access to quality medical care and surgeons who are trained in performing cataract surgery, so every year Parkhurst NuVision sends teams to assist in the mission to cure blindness. When asked about his own experience, Parkhurst said “Everybody has a little different reaction to it, but just being able to help someone see the world again when it’s been gone for all that time, it’s pretty awesome.”
Be sure to talk to one of our doctors about not only the benefits of vision correction, but also any risks of vision correction that may pertain to your individual needs and circumstances.