looking for light
This photographic exhibition, entitled ‘looking for light’, is a stunning collection of images taken by photographer Julia Broad during Foresight’s May 2015 cataract surgery visit to the Philippines.
We noticed the subject often searched for a light source either looking to the sky, a window or a ceiling light. The children held a torch from a mobile phone and shone it into their eyes. This was due to their vision being so limited that they were only able to perceive a small amount of light and nothing else. Looking for light was the only thing that stopped them from being plunged into a world of darkness.
After surgery many went from this perception of light to being able to see faces and read letters on an eye chart. Scroll over the images below to find out more.