Cataract is an eye disease that causes loss of vision and sometimes blindness.
Fortunately, a fast and effective treatment against this disease exists, and is partially supported in France.
But this is not the case in the United States, where 17 million people over 40 suffered from this disease in 2010. A situation that prompted the American MrBeast, the most followed Youtuber in the world, to make a video on the subject, reports
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In association with an ophthalmologist
In this sequence published on Saturday and already seen by 59 million Internet users, the 24-year-old videographer with 130 million subscribers thus offered cataract surgery to 1,000 people.
For this, Jimmy Donaldson, his real first name, has teamed up with an ophthalmologist, Doctor Jeff Levenson, a cataract specialist.
Accustomed to charitable challenges, the multimillionaire Youtubeur went to Jacksonville, Florida and went in search of people to treat with the support of associations for the most precarious.
The eight-minute video quickly presents the journey of some of the patients.
In particular, we can see a cashier who has lost his job due to illness, or even a father who can no longer see his son.
Beyond Jacksonville, MrBeast has also financed operations in many other countries, such as Kenya, Jamaica, or Brazil.
He estimates in his video that 200 million people are affected by cataracts in the world.
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