I remember watching this film when I was younger and really not liking it, because it was too serious and the idea of it scared me. But it has always been an annoyance to me that I can't remember what it was.
The movie involved someone who was blind. They were an older girl/boy or younger man/woman. I really can't remember. At the end they had some sort of operation and I remember them having big pads over their eyes. Then, their sight returned when the pads were taken off. Some part of me thinks there might have been a plane ride or something similar (hot air balloon?) towards the end, perhaps as a celebration, although it's a bit hazy.
The movie was in English. I'm fairly certain it was in colour. I watched it when I was younger, which would have been early to mid 1990s, so I imagine it was probably created in mid to late 80s. I remember absolutely nothing about the film before the ending I described.
Unfortunately, that's all I have to go on!