1/28/2013 9:21:09 AM
VIENNA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--An estimated 16 million people suffer blindness as a resulted of cataracts, making it the leading cause of blindness globally.1 Cataract is the clouding of the human eye´s crystalline lens. This is despite cataract surgery being one of the most common surgical procedures worldwide. For many, poverty makes accessing even basic eye care impossible. The Austrian organization LIGHT FOR THE WORLD supports people who have no access to ophthalmic care. Through cataract surgeries performed in 145 different projects in Africa, Asia, Latin America and Southeast Europe, LIGHT FOR THE WORLD saved the sight of 41,369 people in 2011.
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