Charities Combating World Blindness

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Blindness is a wide-reaching problem across the whole world, which in so many cases can actually be reserved. About 285 million people around the world are visually impaired, for 80% of these people their condition could have been avoided or can have their condition cured.

In developing countries, the effect of blindness is far more impinging than in developed countries, and almost 90% of those affected by poor sight can no longer work. As they are no longer able to contribute to their family or society their status is reduced. For example, 80% of women experiencing levels of blindness have been recorded to lose authority in their families. The individual who is affected becomes totally dependent and if their family are unable to support they then become neglected. Life expectancy among the blind in developing countries is reported to reduce by one third. With such damaging outcomes for conditions that … Read More