Blindness generally preventable

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1 Sep 2006

A reminder from Sight Savers , a British-based charity, that most blindness can be cured or prevented. This month the charity is running an exhibition at the BA London Eye on “my favourite sight” by celebrities and Bangladeshi children. Most of the pictures are not to my taste but some of the background information on the organisation’s website is useful. For example:

“Globally, there are 37 million people who are blind. 90 percent of blindness occurs in the developing world. Three quarters of all blindness is preventable or curable.”