Childhood Blindness | The Daily Star
  • Dr Ehsan Hoque with underprivileged and orphaned children

    Change Maker: Eyes in distress, eyes of hope

    Ehsan Hoque was lucky not to be blind for life, after his birth in 1964. Born with congenital cataracts, an optical disorder responsible for child blindness, he could survive with a limited eyesight. However, unlike most other victims of child blindness because of infections or nutritional deficiencies in pregnancies, his story was to unfold completely differently over the next five decades. His eyes in distress would eventually transform him into an angel parent of children in distress.