Salient Facts on Visual Impairment

The following content can give us some information related to our eyes.


  1. 80% of all visual impairment can be prevented, or, cured.  Delay is the worst form of neglect. Timely action can prevent blindness.

  2. 285 million people are estimated to be visually impaired worldwide. Out of this, 39 million are blind and 246 million have low vision.

  3. Uncontrolled diabetes and hyper-tension seriously effect eyes.

  4. Hygiene, clean environment play important roles for the wellness of eyes.

  5. 82% of people with blindness are in the age brackets of 50 and above.

  6. Cataracts remain the leading cause of blindness.

  7. Middle-and-low-income countries remain the victims of blindness, and other eye diseases.


Why take the risk? Take care of your eyes.  Spread the word!


Geeta Chhabra


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