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Around 90% of blindness is easily preventable: Doctors

DNDEL23160 | 10/11/2018 | Author : DNA Correspondent | WC :322 | Health



In lieu of World Sight Day, doctors in the national capital revealed that 80 per cent of the blindness in the country is preventable and treatable. With studies suggesting India to home 31.6 million blind people by the year 2020, these experts stress upon raising awareness around prevention and treatment of blindness.
“The common reasons of blindness in India include cataract, glaucoma, macular degeneration, uncorrected refractive error, diabetic retinopathy and corneal blindness. Unfortunately, people often do not know that all these conditions can be treated and the blindness can be reversed. Occasions like World Sight Day bring an excellent opportunity to initiate public awareness and bring this pressing issue to the fore,” s
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