cataracts Tag

Megaphone advertising, pamphlets and a poster campaign attracted more than 200 people to an inclusive eye health camp in a small village in eastern Nepal, near the border of India. Despite blistering heat, mums and dads with babies and school aged children, along with grandparents and hundreds of other people travelled long, and dusty, distances to see one...

Author: David Lewis OAM, CBM Focal Point for 'Inclusion in Eye Health' and 'Environmental Sustainability' The ‘Vision 2020: The Right to Sight’ global initiative was launched in 1999 to promote and develop global momentum to reduce avoidable blindness. The governments of 195 countries have signed the Vision 2020 declaration showing their support for its objectives. CBM’s...

CATARACT FACTS Cataracts are the leading cause of blindness, responsible for just over half [51%] the cases of blindness around the world? That’s around 20 million people – the majority of them living in developing countries. A cataract is the milky clouding of the eye lens. Cataracts can occur in one or both eyes. Trying to see with a cataract has been...