Cataract surgery at Aravind Eye Hospitals: 1988–2008


In the 1980s, cataract was the major cause of blindness in India and was responsible for 80% of all blindness.1,2 This prompted the Indian government to launch a national cataract control programme, which succeeded in lowering the prevalence of blindness from 1.49% to 1.1%.2,3 In addition, by 2000, this programme had reduced the proportion of people blind… (More)


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