The China Foundation for Disabled Persons (CFDP) on Tuesday received a donation of 55 million yuan (8.59 million U.S.dollars) to be used in treating poor cataract patients.
With the funds donated by medical company Yuanchengshijie, operations to restore eyesight will be provided to 50,000 poor cataract patients in five years, the CFDP said.
The plan is part of a cataract campaign the CFDP started in 2006. Since then, the CFDP has raised donations of nearly 100 million yuan from corporations, individuals and through various charity activities.
Nearly 110,000 financially strained cataract patients have received operations nationwide.