Excellent initiative by Dubai Eye Specialists

Excellent initiative by Dubai Eye Specialists

More than 250 people from Ethiopia have been given a chance to see again thanks to Noor Dubai Foundation’s third mobile eye camp. The eight-day camp, which began on April 26 2012, has successfully conducted hundreds of sight-saving operations in the main city of the Silt’e region in Worabe, Ethiopia. Read the entire article here.

Some facts on blindness in Ethiopia : Major causes of blindness in Ethiopia are cataract, 49.9 per cent; trachomatous corneal opacity, 11.5 per cent; refractive error, 7.8 per cent; corneal disease, 7.8 per cent; glaucoma, 5.2 per cent. Blindness and low vision are more prevalent among females.

 

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