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Vision Impairment In India Is Preventable, But Treatment Not Always Accessible

GlobalPost: A common cause of blindness in India is preventable, but treatment is not always accessible
“… 8 million people are blind due to what’s called ‘refractive error,’ when the eye cannot clearly focus images, a condition that usually crops up in childhood. … Uncorrected refractive error is one of the most common causes of reversible blindness in India. [Although the WHO] imposes a mandate to correct refractive errors, there are inadequate infrastructure and human resources available to follow through on it in many developing countries…” (Boparai, 3/18).

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