Prevention of Blindness

Prevention of Blindness Trust is a registered charity working for the prevention and treatment of the avoidable causes of blindness focusing on the deprived and marginalized communities. Since its inception in July 2007, the trust is providing free of cost diagnostic and surgical eye care services in remote and deprived areas of Pakistan and different African countries. 

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Facts : Blindness and visual impairment

  • Every 5 seconds, someone in the world goes blind.
  • An estimated number of 1.4 million children are blind.
  • Around 120 million people are visually impaired because of uncorrected refractive errors.
  • At least 2.2 billion people live with a vision impairment. In at least 1 billion of these cases, vision impairment could have been prevented or has yet to be addressed.
  • Every minute a child goes blind in this world.
  • An estimated 82 % of all people with blindness are over 50 years old.
  • 90% of visually impaired people live in low- and middle-income countries.
  • 28% people living with moderate and severe visual impairment are in the working years.
Source:   https://who.int
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